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Early Life Abuse Linked To Greater Risk Of Endometriosis

Childhood physical and sexual abuse has been linked to endometriosis, a painful condition that affects one in 10 reproductive-age women in the U.S., according to new findings. The association between abuse and endometriosis is considered particularly strong, since women reporting severe to chronic abuse had a 79 percent higher risk of developing the condition. “Both […]

Maternal Obesity Impairs Fertility In Female Offspring

Maternal obesity and poor nutrition during pregnancy affects the egg reserves of female offspring, new research involving mice suggests. The finding improves scientific understanding of the long-term, generational, effects of obesity and poor nutrition. This understanding is the first step toward devising interventions to protect the fertility of females who experienced very difficult womb environments. […]

Anxiety, Depression May Reduce Chances Of IVF Pregnancy

Depression and anxiety, and not necessarily the use of antidepressant medication, are associated with lower pregnancy and live birth rates following in vitro fertilisation, according to a large register study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The findings may be of interest to clinicians treating infertility and for women with depression or anxiety planning to undergo […]