Couples perception regarding how lifestyle might affect fertility: results of a pilot study

Homan, Gillian; Norman, Robert J.
June 2009
Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing;Jun-Aug2009, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p77
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which aims to assess the perception of infertile couples about the effect of lifestyle on general and reproductive health. Study participants include twenty new patients from Adelaide fertility clinic. Results revealed that majority of the couples perceive that smoking and being over or underweight would affect fertility. It concludes that most of infertile couples are generally aware of the possible impact some lifestyle behaviours on fertility.


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