CHFD 3010 Chapter 11

CHFD 3010 Chapter 11 - Chapter11 ProcessandChoice...

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Conceiving Children: Process and Choice Chapter 11
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More people are deciding to be “kid free” Without children, couples generally have more  are able to be more spontaneous  Childless marriages are less stressful and some studies  indicate they are happier  The personal importance of leisure time may be  specially indicative in the decision to have children One study found that women who valued leisure time  more, put less importance on motherhood Parenthood as an Option
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Infertility 60% of couples become pregnant within 3 months  of attempting to do so If unsuccessful after 6 months, couples should consult  a physician 12% of U.S. couples experience infertility problems Defined as: not conceiving after at least a year 40% of infertility cases involve male factors 10% of couples experience secondary infertility The ability to conceive a second child 85-90% of all infertility cases can be treated with 
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Infertility and Sexuality Negative effects on a couple’s relationship and  sexual functioning Each partner may have feelings of inadequacy Intercourse can become emotionally painful Fraught with anxiety about conceiving Reduction in spontaneity can lead to stress 20% of men and 25% of women report  infertility helped their marriage Determining characteristics:
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Female Infertility Problems with ovulation accounts for ~20% of  infertility  Increasing age greatly reduces fertility Peak fertility rates: ages 20-24 Starts rapidly declining after age 30 Women over the age of 35 are twice as likely to have  unexplained infertility than are younger women Ages 35-39 experience 46% lower fertility rates Ages 40-45 experience 95% lower fertility rates
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Female Infertility Ovulation, thus pregnancy, can be hindered by  many factors: Hormone Imbalances Severe vitamin deficiencies Metabolic disturbances/poor nutrition Having below-normal percentage of body fat, (even 10-15%  below) can inhibit ovulation Genetic factors Emotional stress Medical conditions
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Female Infertility If tests reveal a woman is ovulating and her  partner’s semen quality is satisfactory Evaluate the viability and motility of the sperm in  the cervical mucus A woman’s cervical mucus can contain antibodies that  attack her partner’s sperm Infections and abnormalities of the cervix, vagina,  uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries can destroy sperm, or  prevent it from reaching the egg Scar tissue from previous STIs (Sexually Transmitted  Infections) can block the passage of sperm and eggs
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2011 for the course CHFD 4870 taught by Professor Burwell during the Fall '10 term at UGA.

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CHFD 3010 Chapter 11 - Chapter11 ProcessandChoice...

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