Elderly women with obese partners to face implantation failure
Fertility declines with age, older couples often find it harder to start a family. Some require medical support to conceive and successfully carry a baby full term. Obesity is however a serious underlying problem causing many problems. One among them is infertility with previous studies reporting its effects.
In a paper published in the KeAi journal Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinical Medicine, a group of researchers in China explored the effects of advanced paternal age (APA) and abnormal paternal weight (obesity) on in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment in nearly 800 couples who have experienced unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss (uRPL). Specifically, they considered the impact on embryo implantation, embryo quality and the health of the baby.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)