Study: Depression may reduce chances of having children

(ORDO NEWS) — According to a recent study, depression may be associated with a reduced chance of conceiving children in both men and women.

Researchers studied the relationship between fertility, number of children, clinically diagnosed depression, and age at first childbirth in 1.4 million people.

The sample included women and men born in Finland between 1960 and 1980.

The analysis showed that depression was associated with a lower likelihood of having children, as well as fewer children.

In addition, people with depression have children, if they were born, then at a younger age.

For men suffering from clinical depression, the chances of having children were 33% lower than for healthy ones.

Women with depression were 15% less likely to conceive than their healthy counterparts.

Interestingly, this relationship was observed in people with secondary or higher education.

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