Depression in male disturbing fertility

Depression in male disturbing fertility

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  • Post By : Khushboo Sharma
  • Source: IANS
  • Date: 25 May, 2018

According to the study published in May issue of Fertility and Sterility by Emily A. Evans-Hoeker, M.D., from Virginia Tech Carilion in Roanoke and colleagues, in which it was found that the females who are not using any antidepressant and having currently active MD were having no issue in their pregnancy – fertility outcome such as miscarriage, live birth etc, with a slight increased livelihood of pregnancy.

Whereas on the other hand among 90 women using antidepressants there was a somewhat increment into the risk of miscarriage in such women. Male partners with currently active MD were less likely to achieve the conception.

"Currently active MD in the female partner does not negatively affect non-in vitro fertilization treatment outcomes; however, currently active MD in the male partner may lower the likelihood of pregnancy," write the authors.

It was observed that Active major depression (MD) in the male partner lowers the likelihood of the pregnancy.The study was conducted to see whether maternal MD,antidepressant use, or paternal MD are connected to the pregnancy outcome after the non-IVF fertility treatments. This was conducted among 1,650 women and 1,608 men.

"Currently active MD in the female partner does not negatively affect non-in vitro fertilization treatment outcomes; however, currently active MD in the male partner may lower the likelihood of pregnancy," write the authors.

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Khushboo Sharma

Khushboo Sharma

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