Treatment for Infertility Does Not Appear to Raise Risk of Divorce

Share this content:
Treatment for Infertility Does Not Appear to Raise Risk of Divorce
Treatment for Infertility Does Not Appear to Raise Risk of Divorce

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Couples who undergo assisted reproduction treatment (ART) do not have a higher likelihood of divorce, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, held from July 2 to 5 in Geneva.

The study included 42,845 women in Denmark who had ART between 1994 and 2009.

The researchers found no link between ART and separation or divorce. They added that 20 percent of women who underwent ART separated or divorced within 16 years, compared to 22 percent of women who were not treated.

"Findings on the security of relationships and parenthood can be particularly helpful in supporting patients' commitment to treatment," Mariana Martins, Ph.D., a psychology faculty member at the University of Porto in Portugal, said in a news release from the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. "We have previously found that subjects who divorce, re-partner, and come back to treatment are the ones that five years before had the most stress. We also know that despite all the strain that this infertility can bring, going through ART can actually bring benefit to a couple's relationship, because it forces them to improve communication and coping strategies."

Press Release
More Information

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

Trending Activities

All Professions

More in Home

Zika Does Not Appear to Last in Semen As Long As Thought

Zika Does Not Appear to Last in Semen ...

More research is needed to better inform public health recommendations

Radioiodine Therapy for Thyroid Cancer Doesn't Up Stroke Risk

Radioiodine Therapy for Thyroid Cancer Doesn't Up Stroke ...

I-131 therapy group showed no significantly higher risk of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke

Higher Odds of Infection With Reduced Kidney Function

Higher Odds of Infection With Reduced Kidney Function

Study finds excess community-acquired infections incidence in individuals with mild to severe CKD

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »