Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Infertility and mental health

A study comparing the mental health of fertile and infertile couples has found that couples who are infertile are more at risk of mental-health problems. The study, by researchers at the University of Siena, compared 81 infertile couples with 70 fertile ones. The infertile women were more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety and also from binge-eating disorder. Infertile men were more likely to show minor symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia.

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