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A5-7) Fertility




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This article is from the Big Folks Health FAQ, by sharon@ecs.ox.ac.uk (Sharon Curtis) with numerous contributions by others.

A5-7) Fertility

A common misconception is that fat women are often infertile and/or
don't get their periods. If you are having trouble getting pregnant, have
a doctor try to figure out what is going on. Lots of other fat women have
become pregnant; almost certainly, a woman who is fatter than you has become
pregnant. There are lots of reasons that one might not become pregnant
immediately.

A reference is [Zaa+], which
found that a larger waist-hip ratio had a negative impact on fertility
in women. Average-size and obese women had similar conception rates, but
underweight and very obese (BMI > 38) women were slower to conceive.


 

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