Women who suffer from psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, mania and schizophrenia following the live birth of their first child are less likely to go on to have more children, according to the first study to investigate this in a large nationwide population. It is published in Human Reproduction.
Researchers led by Jeremy Wang of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have identified an enzyme essential for the process of male meiosis, the type of cell division that produces sperm. The protein, SKP1, controls one of the key transitions in meiosis. Understanding its role may help scientists develop new approaches to treating male infertility.
Prolonged fear and anxiety brought on by major stressors, like the coronavirus pandemic, can not only take a toll on a person's mental health, but may also have a lasting impact on a man's sperm composition that could affect his future offspring. That is the finding of a provocative new study published in the journal Nature Communications by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Nearly one-third of women who choose to have their ovaries removed before the natural age of menopause are susceptible to negative mood and executive dysfunction. A new study shows that a woman's risk for such disorders may be linked with the degree of childhood adversity she experienced. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
A study published in PLOS ONE showed that an internet-based version of Harvard's Mind/Body Program for Fertility achieved results similar to the in-person program, more than doubling pregnancy rates for women experiencing infertility, compared with a control group. The findings are significant because women in infertility treatment tend not to access in-person counseling and often give up on their dream of having a child.
A new study of 1,365 racially/ethnically diverse, low-income pregnant women found that 4% reported e-cigarette use.
UC San Diego researchers discover the enzyme SPRK1's role in reorganizing the paternal genome during the first moments of fertilization -- a finding that might help explain infertility cases of unknown cause.
Baboon mothers living in the wild carry dead infants for up to 10 days, according to a new study led by UCL and Université de Montpellier.
A new study found that two-thirds of female adolescents ages 16-21 seen in a pediatric Emergency Department (ED) were interested in discussing contraception, despite having a high rate of recent visits to a primary care provider. More than 22% indicated that they would be likely to start or change contraception during the ED visit.
Coinciding with International Endometriosis Awareness Month, new study shows delays in diagnosis could be reduced for debilitating disease that affects 5-10% of women worldwide. Girls who are tall and lean are at greater risk of developing endometriosis, a debilitating disease that affects women's quality of life and ability to conceive, according to results from a 66-year-long study which indicates that risk factors can now be picked up at an earlier age.