[Comorbidity in infertile couples]

Sartorius, Gideon A. and Bürgin, Laila and Kaufmann, Fabrice and De Geyter, Christian. (2009) [Comorbidity in infertile couples]. Therapeutische Umschau : Monatsschrift für praktische Medizin = Revue thérapeutique : revue mensuelle de médecine pratique, Vol. 66. pp. 779-787.

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Pregnancy is the result of a series of highly complex processes, which can be deranged by multiple disturbances on many different levels. Physicians are increasingly dealing with couples suffering from infertility. This rise in case numbers is mainly due to the fact that couples are more and more delaying childbearing until a later phase of their reproductive life, when their social and professional careers are established. The increasing mean age at the first birth has a negative impact on fertility by deteriorating quality and reducing the quantity of oocytes. With increasing age systemic diseases are becoming more coincidental, which in turn tend to exert negative effects on fecundity and fertility both in males and females. This review highlights some associations between infertility and various common systemic diseases. Both general practitioners and gynecologists should counsel young women about the finity of the reproductive phase of their life. Young couples are to be informed, that a "healthy lifestyle" without smoking, sexual transmitted diseases and without metabolic diseases as diabetes and obesity can have a positive effect not only on their general health but also on their fertility and the outcome of future pregnancies.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel > Gynecological Endocrinology (de Geyter)
UniBasel Contributors:de Geyter, Christian M.H.R.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Hans Huber
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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