March 14: Infertility is Linked to Small Increased Risk of Cancer

A study of over 64,000 women of childbearing age in the USA has found that infertility is associated with a higher risk of developing cancer compared to a group of over three million women without fertility problems, although the absolute risk is very low at just 2%.

As cancer is unusual in pre-menopausal women, the researchers used a US database of health insurance claims in order to obtain large enough numbers to provide meaningful results. Many insurance companies in the US offer coverage for infertility testing and treatment. The research is published today (Wednesday) in Human Reproduction [1], one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals.

Read the full article here on European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.

2019-03-14T13:23:56+00:00