Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Depression linked to lower fertility in men

"Men who have major depression are less likely to conceive a child, a clinical study at the US National Institute of Health has found. The study compared data from over 1600 couples undergoing fertility treatment at six clinics across the USA, adjusting for factors such as age, race and smoking, and excluded those having IVF. The 34 men in the study with depression were 60 percent less likely to have babies during the study period than those without. In contrast, women who had depression but who weren't taking anti-depressants were no less likely to have a live birth, the study found. Women undergoing anti-depressant treatment, however, were more likely to have a miscarriage." - Quote by Melanie Krause

Story via BioNews (