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The impact of infertility on family size in the USA: data from the National Survey of Family Growth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20601679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Investigators have postulated that family size may be influenced by biologic fertility potential in addition to sociodemographic factors. The aim of the current study is to determine if a diagnosis of infertility is associated with family size in the USA.
METHODS: We analyzed data from the male and female samples of the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth using multivariable logistic regression models to determine the relationship between infertility and family size while adjusting for sociodemographic and reproductive characteristics.
RESULTS: In the survey, 4409 women and 1739 men met the inclusion criteria, of whom 10.2% and 9.7%, respectively, were classified as infertile, on the basis of having sought reproductive assistance. Infertile females had a 34% reduced odds of having an additional child compared with women who did not seek reproductive assistance. For each additional 6 months it took a woman to conceive her first child, the odds of having a larger family fell by 9% and the odds of having a second child were reduced by 11%. A diagnosis of male infertility reduced the odds of having a larger family more than a diagnosis of female infertility.
CONCLUSIONS: A diagnosis of infertility, especially male factor, is associated with reduced odds of having a larger family, implicating a biologic role in the determination of family size in the USA.
Authors:
Benjamin N Breyer; James F Smith; Alan W Shindel; Ira D Sharlip; Michael L Eisenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human reproduction (Oxford, England)     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1460-2350     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum. Reprod.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-18     Completed Date:  2010-12-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701199     Medline TA:  Hum Reprod     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2360-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Urology, University of California, 400 Parnassus St, Ste A-633, Campus Box 0738, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Cross-Sectional Studies
Family Characteristics*
Female
Health Surveys
Humans
Infertility* / epidemiology
Logistic Models
Male
Middle Aged
Sex Factors
United States / epidemiology
Young Adult

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