Published in Health and Medicine Week, October 6th, 2003
The new study emphasizes the importance of testing thyroid autoimmunity prior to assisted reproduction therapies in women.
Thyroid dysfunction is a condition known to reduce the likelihood of pregnancy. It can also adversely affect a pregnancy. Positive thyroid antibodies, even in the presence of normal thyroid function, increase the risk of miscarriage two or three times, even in spontaneous pregnancies.
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