Levitas E, Parmet A, Lunenfeld E, Bentov Y, Burstein E, Friger M, Potashnik G. Source: Fertility and IVF Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
- Women who were concerned about the medical aspects of assisted fertility treatment procedures (i.e., side effects, surgery, anesthesia, not enough information, pain, and recovery) had 20% fewer oocytes retrieved and 19% fewer oocytes fertilized.
- Women who were very concerned about missing work had 30% fewer ooyctes fertilized. For women who were moderately concerned about missing work, the odds ratio was 2.83 for not achieving a pregnancy.
- Women who were extremely concerned about the finances associated with the procedure had a very high risk (odds ratio [OR] = 11.62) of not achieving a successful live birth delivery.
These figures were simultaneously adjusted for female age, race, education, smoking status, parity, type of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) procedure (IVF or GIFT), type of infertility, and number of previous attempts.
Klonoff-Cohen H, Natarajan L. Source: Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0607, USA.
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