Does emotional stress affect the chances of getting pregnant?

No, according to a recent highly-publicized study in the British Medical Journal. They analyzed articles published from 1985 to March 2010 which reported a test of the association between pretreatment emotional distress (anxiety or depression) and pregnancy in women undergoing a single cycle of assisted reproductive technology. They concluded that the findings of this meta-analysis should reassure women and doctors …

The association of life-style issues and sperm quality

We  have counseled our patients that lifestyle issues impact both men and women's reproductive capacity. An article in the September 2010 issue of Ferfility & Sterility defines the impact on semen parameters more clearly.

Thirteen socio-psycho-behavioral factors in 57 cross-sectional studies with 29,914 participants from 26 countries/regions were involved in this review. Six factors (age, body mass index [BMI], psychological …