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Should obesity stop fertility treatment?
30-08-2006, 12:02 PM
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Should obesity stop fertility treatment?

Have to say I think this is another story that is blown out of proportion:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5296200.stm

I can understand the media claiming that it is discrimination but the facts are that if you obese, it is increasingly harder for the fertility treatment to work.

I am not saying that overweight women should not be allowed but considering that IVF does cost a lot of money, it is better spending the money on women who have a higher rate of success. It was also stated that women who are too thin could be denied.

It's the same with any medical procedure, obesity does come in to it - many operations will have been postponed or called off because of this issue.

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30-08-2006, 12:07 PM
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I could make a very un PC comment about obese women and pregnancy but I won't....

Serious subject and all




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30-08-2006, 12:10 PM
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Should obesity stop fertility treatment?
Oh go on Slips, that's what the debate section is all about! :devil:

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30-08-2006, 12:12 PM
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It's all about nature innit

Natural selection and all that

I mean, who'd ..................no no no I'm not going to do it
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30-08-2006, 12:37 PM
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Should obesity stop fertility treatment?
Go on slip, you know you will in the end.

I agree with Bella, severley overweight women should be encouraged to lose weight before embarking on any fertility treatment.
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30-08-2006, 12:39 PM
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Tee hee! Can...... open. Worms........ everywhere.

As a woman who is (according the doctor's chart) obese, I consider myself blessed to have been able to conceive and give birth twice, the second time being when I was almost 32. I don't know how I'd feel if I wasn't so lucky and had the opportunity of IVF denied me. I would like to think, though, that I would do all I could to lose the extra weight if it was that important to me.
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30-08-2006, 03:30 PM
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Should obesity stop fertility treatment?
My brother and his wife is overweight and we often talk about this being the reason that they cant have children but surely there must be more to it than that. I agree that people who self inflict their condition should be down the list compared to others but in saying that, what if it is all about the type of DNA we have or a medical condition?

Anyway, I do think my brother and his wife should lose weight but what if they did and they still could not conceive?????
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30-08-2006, 04:01 PM
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Fionamummy Wrote:Anyway, I do think my brother and his wife should lose weight but what if they did and they still could not conceive?????

They'd be thinner






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30-08-2006, 05:56 PM
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Should obesity stop fertility treatment?
apparently they're still giving it to smokers and lesbians though ...

I mean in this life yer makes yer choices and if fat women can't have IVF then why should smokers or lesbians ... discuss

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30-08-2006, 06:30 PM
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Should obesity stop fertility treatment?
I think the point is medical Dol, the facts are that fertility treatment when used with someone who is overweight tends to fail but that said the rates of fertility treatment working with a "normal" person is also fairly remote!

They can still pay for it privately but the NHS are taking steps and it is costly so maybe they do need to more selective.

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