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Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Fertility

Medscape Today,  Feb 29, 2012

Significantly fewer children are born to couples when 1 partner has type 1 diabetes, according to results from a cross-sectional study conducted in Germany. The researchers reported that the overall fertility rate for women in the background population was 1.36 children during the reference year (2009). In the cohort of women with type 1 diabetes, however, the fertility rate fell to 0.88. In men with type 1 diabetes, the fertility rate was 0.65, the authors said.

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