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Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2009 Jun;36(2):333-46, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2009.03.002.

Obesity and its relationship to infertility in men and women.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 751 N Rutledge Street, Room 0100, PO BOX 19637, Springfield, IL 62794-9637, USA.


This review focuses on the negative impact of obesity in reproduction by considering the pathophysiology of obesity and infertility in men and women, the influence of obesity on the prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome, and the benefits of weight loss on reproduction and on menstruation, ovulation, semen parameters, and reproductive outcomes.

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