Birth Defects Research & Prevention

Learn about the research on and prevention of birth defects diagnosed in Massachusetts

Birth defects are common, costly, and critical. Nationally, 1 in 33 babies are born with a birth defect. Birth defects are a leading cause of childhood hospitalization, as well as infant and childhood mortality. Early identification of a child with a birth defect, along with early interventions, can improve a child’s quality of life and may save their life.
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