AbbreviationsBMIbody mass indexCOMPI‐FPSSCopenhagen Multi‐Center Psychosocial Infertility research program Fertility Problem Stress ScalesCIconfidence intervalETembryo transferIMCintegrated morphology cleavage (embryo score)IVFin vitro fertilizationORodds ratioPALphysical activity levelPSSPerceived Stress ScaleSDstandard deviationUppStARTUppsala‐Stockholm Assisted Reproductive Techniques StudyKey messageWomen undergoing fertility treatment experience high levels of stress. This study found that perceived stress, infertility‐related stress, and cortisol levels were not associated with IVF cycle outcomes, including clinical pregnancy and indicators of oocyte and embryo quality.IntroductionThe World Health Organization recognizes that both women and men suffer considerable psychological distress when experiencing reproductive health issues, including low self‐esteem, isolation, loss of control, sexual inadequacy, and depression . Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after 1 year of unprotected intercourse. It is estimated that up to 28% of couples attempting to conceive will experience infertility , and approximately half of infertile couples will seek fertility treatment .A multitude of studies have been published reporting higher stress levels and higher prevalence of symptoms of depression and anxiety among women receiving fertility treatment compared with the general population . The psychological impact of infertility has been suggested to be similar to other chronic medical conditions such as cancer, cardiac rehabilitation, and hypertension . One study has reported that women with
Acta Obstetricia Et Gynecologica Scandinavica – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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