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Watch Dr. Willie Parker Destroy The Myth That Abortion Is Dangerous

Abortions, when performed legally, are actually one of the safest procedures a person can have. In a new Lady Parts Justice League video, abortion provider and author Willie Parker explains why.  In the “Mythbuster” parody, Parker dispels the anti-abortion community’s rhetoric that the procedure is a dangerous one. These myths have been perpetuated by the Trump administration ― in Donald Trump’s third debate with democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, he offered a grisly and factually-inaccurate description of third-trimester abortions. First, Parker says that medical abortions (or the “abortion pill”) can be performed in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy at home and, as it turns out, are safer than Viagra.  He also dispels the myth that surgical abortions are unsafe. “There’s no cutting of anything,” he says. “Abortion’s a simple procedure that takes less than five minutes.”  The last myth that Parker busts is that the aftermath of abortion also comes with its own terrible risks, like depression and infertility. “There’s no link between abortion and depression or infertility,” he says.  Check out the rest of the video above.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Among couples being treated for infertility, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances, according to astudy inFertility and Sterility. In contrast, depression in the female partner was not found to influence the rate of pregnancy or live birth.Depression rates are known to be high among couples seeking fertility treatments, with previous research finding 41% of women and nearly 50% of men in such couples show signs of depression, wrote Emily A. Evans-Hoeker, M.D., of Virginia Tech Carilion, and colleagues.To investigate the role of depression on pregnancy outcomes in couples seeking non-IVF treat...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: antidepressants depression Emily A. Evans-Hoeker Esther Eisenberg infertility pregnancy SSRIs Source Type: research
Study also links women ’s use of non-SSRI antidepressants to early pregnancy loss.
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - Category: American Health Source Type: news
Women having trouble getting pregnant sometimes try yoga, meditation or mindfulness, and some research suggests that psychological stress may affect infertility. But what about men: Does their mental state affect a couple's ability to conceive? The latest research on this subject was published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility and suggests that a link between mental health […]Related:CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk pro...
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Women having trouble getting pregnant sometimes try yoga, meditation or mindfulness, and some research suggests that psychological stress may affect infertility. But what about men: Does their mental state affect a couple's ability to conceive? The latest research on this subject was published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility and suggests that a link between mental health […]Related:CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk pro...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Among couples being treated for infertility, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances, while depression in the female partner was not found to influence the rate of live birth, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.The study, which appears in Fertility and Sterility, also linked a class of antidepressants known as non-selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (non-SSRIs) to a higher risk of early pregnancy loss among females being treated for infertility.
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It is well established that infertility, and the process of going through fertility treatment, is associated with psychological distress, and with depression in particular (1). Of course, one of the primary methods used to treat depression is medication. In the U.S. antidepressants are one of the most frequently prescribed types of mediation, with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) being the most common class. This begs the question, should fertility treatment patients (or pregnant women) struggling with depression be treated with antidepressant medications? What are the risks versus the benefits?
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reflections Source Type: research
Follow me on Twitter @mallikamarshall When I was about 10 years old, my mother had me take a puff on an unfiltered Camel cigarette in an effort to discourage me from smoking in the future. Well, needless to say, it worked. After coughing and sputtering for what seemed like hours, I have never touched another cigarette. While I am in no way suggesting that parents follow in my mother’s footsteps (in fact I would strongly discourage it), as a pediatrician and parent myself I want to ensure that children and teens never take that first puff. But in fact, the majority of smokers in the US begin smoking in their youth. Ac...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Heart Health Lung disease Prevention Smoking cessation Source Type: blogs
The majority of legal abortions performed in the U.S. are safe, free of complications and devoid of long-term health effects, according to a comprehensive new report. A committee assembled by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine analyzed available data on abortion safety, quality and care. The resulting report, published Friday, says the four major abortion methods used in the U.S. — medication, aspiration, induction and dilation and evacuation (D&E) — are all safe and effective, and that complications are rare. The vast majority of U.S. abortions — 90% — are also performed ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Reproductive Health Source Type: news
ConclusionInfertile couples may benefit from psychiatric evaluation and treatment of both partners. This article investigates the connection between stress, anxiety and depression and IVF failure in infertile couples and identifies underlying cytokine pathways.
Source: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Conclusion: This case highlights the complex interplay between ovarian steroids, depletion of their levels, and psychiatric sequelae. The postpartum period represents a particularly vulnerable time for patients with premature ovarian insufficiency, which requires very close monitoring and early replacement of depleted hormone levels.
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
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