Kenya: Case Study in Kenya Confirms Rare Genetic Condition in Embryo Conceived Through IVF

[The Conversation Africa] Infertility is a global health challenge with distressing psychological and social consequences. Women in Africa pay a heavy social price including stigma and depression, for not having children. Sadly, infertility in Africa is mostly blamed on the woman.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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Abstract OBJECTIVE:: To evaluate the efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) for the treatment of anxiety and depression in unmarried patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) by secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial. METHODS:: A prospective pilot randomised controlled trial of unmarried women with PCOS was conducted from November 2012 to March 2016. Participants were assigned to the acupuncture group (receiving EA for 16 weeks) or the control group (receiving sham acupuncture for 16 weeks), with 27 patients in each group. The pre-specified primary outcomes and all secondary outcomes, with th...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between marital quality and mental health during pregnancy. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 300 Iranian pregnant women. The ENRICH marital satisfaction subscales, levels of domestic violence, perceived social support, as well as depression and anxiety levels were assessed using a questionnaire. AMOS path analysis was used to explore the causal relationship and the mediating effect of social support among the variables of marital quality subscales and mental health. The results showed that, adjusted for age, the history of infertility an...
Source: Community Mental Health Journal - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Community Ment Health J Source Type: research
Conclusions There is insufficient evidence at present to propose that SSRIs reduce fertility or influence infertility-treatment outcomes. SSRIs may have an adverse impact on sperm quality, but further research is warranted.
Source: Harvard Review of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
Authors: Galhardo A, Cunha M, Pinto-Gouveia J Abstract The Mindfulness Based Program for Infertility (MBPI) was developed for people facing infertility and proved effective in cultivating mindfulness skills, improving infertility self-efficacy and decreasing depression, shame, entrapment and defeat feelings. Fifty-five women attended the MBPI sessions and completed self-report measures of depression, anxiety, mindfulness and experiential avoidance at post-MBPI (T1), six-months follow-up (T2) and seven-year follow-up (T3). There were significant direct time effects regarding experiential avoidance (F = 3.81; p
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
Authors: Tola EN, Eris Yalcin S, Dugan N, Oral B Abstract PURPOSE: Type D personality-defined as the presence of two personality characters, namely negative affectivity (NA) and social inhibition (SI)-is associated with various disorders. The 14-item Type D Scale (DS14), which consists of NA and SI subscales, can be used for the detection of the presence of Type D personality. The aim of our study was to investigate the association of Type D personality and depression with infertility in women. METHOD: A total of 324 women, 168 primary unexplained infertile women (92 patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Over 10% of new cancer diagnoses occur in reproductive aged women, impacting 87 per 100,000 women each year [1]. Improvement in the management and treatment of these patients is leading to improved survival [2] and greater interest in survivorship outcomes. There is a growing movement to preserve the fullness of cancer patients ’ future. Satisfactory quality-of-life in cancer survivors may include the ability to conceive children and the infertility associated with cancer treatment can contribute to profound distress and depression in survivors [3].
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Men who use AAS
Source: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: J Clin Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
This study aimed to quantify impairments in life satisfaction in infertile couples and to identify psychosocial variables moderating these impairments. For this purpose, 228 infertile couples completed the Life Satisfaction Questionnaire (LSQ), Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ), Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS), Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ), Partnership Questionnaire (PQ), Social Support Questionnaire, (SSQ) and Questionnaire on the Desire to Have a Child (QDC). Our sample scored below the norm of the general population on the LSQ sum score and various subscales, including those assessing social re...
Source: Behavioral Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Behav Med Source Type: research
Phosphoinositide-specific phospholipases C (PI-PLCs) are involved in signaling pathways related to critical cellular functions, such as cell cycle regulation, cell differentiation, and gene expression. Nuclear PI-PLCs have been studied as key enzymes, molecular targets, and clinical prognostic/diagnostic factors in many physiopathologic processes. Here, we summarize the main studies about nuclear PI-PLCs, specifically, the imbalance of isozymes such as PI-PLCβ1 and PI-PLC, in cerebral, hematologic, neuromuscular, and fertility disorders. PI-PLCβ1 and PI-PLC1 affect epilepsy, depression, and bipolar disorder. In t...
Source: The Journal of Lipid Research - Category: Lipidology Authors: Tags: Thematic Reviews Source Type: research
Conclusion Infertilewomenhadno increased riskof sexual dysfunction relativetocontrols. Anxiety and depression increased the risk of sexual dysfunction in the studied population.Resumo Objetivo Avaliar a fun ção sexual, ansiedade e depressão de mulheres inférteis em relação a um grupo controle. Métodos Mulheres inférteis (grupo infértil, GI) em idade reprodutiva foram convidadas a participar deste estudo. Um grupo controle (GC) de mulheres foi recrutado da população geral da mesma cidade. A função sexual foi avaliada pelo Índic...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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