The decisions behind remaining child-free

Despite the recent findings that having kids might be harmful to your self-esteem, it's pretty safe to say that American culture is "pronatalist": As soon as you graduate college, start a career, and marry somebody, the next level of the video game called life is parenthood. Whether it's your mom asking about would-be grandkids over the holidays or the endless parade of domestic sitcoms, there's an agreed-upon assumption that "family" includes children, and that not having kids must be the result of infertility or just not getting around to it. But these expectations are at odds with changes in the way people are living: From the 1970s to the 2000s, the number of childless women in the U.S. nearly doubled, and the national data suggests that 15 percent of women and 24 percent of men hit 40 without having kids.
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CONCLUSION: Immigrant women addressed their fertility needs even when they had fewer resources and less social stability than did non-immigrant women. However, they experienced a delay in receiving specialized care for infertility. Immigrant women also appeared less comfortable disclosing personal information in a health care setting. PMID: 30414803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
I am still not able to cope up with negative pregnancy test. I just wished that the test still comes positive. My good looking embryos do not like to settle in my good looking endometrium lining. I wish that I could know what these beautiful embryos wants more from me? Why all these medicines,efforts, patience, care, precautions and prayers for having a baby is not paying off. What else can we do to fulfill our dream to have a baby ?Crying is also not helping. After getting result, I spent entire day in reading positive ivf stories on internet I know that in this journey nobody get success immediately, every couple have th...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
(University of East Anglia) Climate change could pose a threat to male fertility -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia.New findings published today in the journal Nature Communications reveal that heatwaves damage sperm in insects - with negative impacts for fertility across generations.The research team say that male infertility during heatwaves could help to explain why climate change is having such an impact on species populations, including climate-related extinctions in recent years.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
ConclusionThere is limited evidence on the ectopic pregnancy prevalence in Iranian obstetrical clients and assisted reproductive technologies patients. Furthermore, a significant heterogeneity existed between the results. So, more population ‐based studies on national data are needed for the exact estimation of the ectopic pregnancy prevalence in Iran.
Source: Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: ARTICLE Source Type: research
Considered 'liquid' gold by many health food lovers, honey is touted as healthier substitute for sugar and a natural treatment for everything from sore throats to infertility, but it's oversold.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Condition:   Infertility, Female Interventions:   Drug: FE 999049;   Drug: Placebo Sponsor:   Ferring Pharmaceuticals Recruiting
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It's great to see that so many corporate chains of IVF clinics have come up all across India.The advantage is that now patients have access to IVF treatment even in small towns, and they don't need to travel to large cities to get IVF treatment.This makes it much more convenient for them, and hopefully a little more affordable as well.However, the problem is that the major motive behind these corporate chains is to maximize their profits, rather than to do what's in the patient's best interests.This often means that they use an assembly line procedure, and their doctors are forced to meet targets and do a certain numb...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: In infertile women, post-open myomectomy adhesions have a high prevalence of 80.2% with high predilection in fallopian tubes and uterus, compared with women without prior abdominopelvic surgery at 20.3%. Cohesive form of adhesion predominates.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
DBBP Abstract Summer infertility continues to undermine pig productivity, costing the pig industry millions in annual losses. The boar's inefficient capacity to sweat, non-pendulous scrotum and the extensive use of European breeds in tropical conditions, can make the boar particularly vulnerable to the effects of heat stress; however, the link between summer heat stress and boar sperm DNA damage has not yet been demonstrated. Semen from five Large White boars was collected and evaluated during the early dry, late dry and peak wet seasons to determine the effect of seasonal heat stress on the quality and DNA integ...
Source: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Fertil Dev Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo determine the impacts of infertility on the sexuality of couples, and the challenges this presents for providing sexual healthcare to these couples.Recent FindingsWe thoroughly reviewed multiple databases to identify all publications on this topic from 2013 to 2017.SummaryThe included studies had significant heterogeneity in the study population, study design, and instruments used to assess sexual response. This made it difficult to identify the true impact of infertility on the sexual health and sexuality of couples. However, our review shows that infertile couples have moderate-to-high levels ...
Source: Current Sexual Health Reports - Category: Sexual Medicine Source Type: research
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