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Stress does not affect IVF treatment

25th February 2011

A study by researchers from Cardiff University has found that emotional distress does not affect the success of IVF or other assisted reproductive techniques.

Their report, published in the British Medical Journal, aims to dispel the myth that stress prevents women from becoming pregnant and follows a review of 14 previous studies involving 3,583 women where women had had their stress levels assessed before beginning treatment and then underwent a single cycle of assisted reproductive therapy. The patient charity Infertility Network said the findings of the report were encouraging.

 

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