Infertile Women With Depression May Be Less Likely To Proceed With Fertility Treatments, Study Suggests

Reuters (1/20, Lehman) reported that a study suggests that infertile women “who are depressed are less likely to proceed with fertility treatments.” Researchers found that of the 416 women studied, “41 percent screened positive for depression.” The study’s lead author told Reuters Health in an email, “Our study revealed that women who have a screening test correlating with depression were less likely to proceed with infertility treatments, likely making it harder to achieve the ultimate goal of pregnancy.” The findings were published online Jan. 9 in the journal Human Reproduction.

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— “Depression may prevent infertile women from seeking treatment,”Shereen Lehman, Reuters, January 20, 2017.

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