ANKARA – Multiple pregnancy and birth rates, which decreased due to disruptions in reproductive treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) during the Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, has increased recently after the pandemic lost its effect across the world.

After the pandemic, an increase in multiple pregnancies was observed in the US, France, South Korea, China and Türkiye with the elimination of disruptions and restrictions in the treatment process, according to the data compiled by an Anadolu correspondent on the occasion of World Population Day.

July 11 is celebrated as “World Population Day” every year with the adoption of the proposal submitted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to the UN General Assembly in 1989.

On this day, efforts are made to raise awareness of various issues related to the population.

During the Covid-19 outbreak, disruptions were reported in IVF and IVF-like reproductive treatments.

Covid-19 restrictions also disrupted economic activities and social life.

The condition of having two or more babies in the womb is called multiple pregnancy. (Anadolu)