Thursday, July 5, 2012

Infertility and Alcoholism


Infertile Women are Twice as Likely to be Alcoholics


Here is some more information from the Danish study I talked about last week.  The study, which looked at 100,000 women who had visited a fertility clinic, revealed that those who were never able to get pregnant were twice as likely to be hospitalized for alcoholism or substance abuse and 47 percent more likely to display signs of schizophrenia or be hospitalized for an eating disorder.


Study leader Dr. Birgitte Baldur- Felskov emphasized the fact that this study only takes those who were hospitalized into account. Factoring in those women who may have been treated as an outpatient, or not at all, could shed even more light on this problem. It’s also important to note this affect of infertility on mental health doesn’t appear to be a temporary condition


The full article is here.




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