Study: Stress doesn't hurt fertility treatment chances

02/24/2011 | Reuters

A meta-analysis in the British Medical Journal of 14 studies found that anxiety and stress did not affect treatment outcomes among women who underwent in vitro fertilization or other assisted reproduction techniques. "These findings should reassure women that emotional distress caused by fertility problems or other life events co-occurring with treatment will not compromise their chance of becoming pregnant," lead researcher Jacky Boivin said.

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