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More than Half of Infertile Couples and Pregnant Women at High Risk of Depression

More than Half of Infertile Couples and Pregnant Women at High Risk of Depression

SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent data shows that roughly 50 percent of infertile couples and pregnant women before and after delivery turned out to have a higher risk of suffering from depression. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, among 3,835 individuals who underwent consultations at depression counseling centers operating under the [...]

1 in 4 Infertile Couples Experience Conflict Within Family

1 in 4 Infertile Couples Experience Conflict Within Family

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — One quarter of South Korean couples dealing with infertility have family conflicts, according to a recent study. According to an in-depth interview conducted by the CHA Bundang Women’s Medical Center last year on 100 patients who visited the hospital, 25 percent experienced family conflicts. Next on the list was [...]

Gov’t to Subsidize Infertility Treatment for Low Income Households

Gov’t to Subsidize Infertility Treatment for Low Income Households

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will pay up to 1.1 million won (US$947) a time for infertility treatment starting this year, considering the economic burden of the couple. The project is part of an initiative to provide support for treatment costs for the part of the medical insurance and non-wage medical expenses [...]

Some 76,000 Get State-assisted Infertility Treatments

Some 76,000 Get State-assisted Infertility Treatments

SEOUL, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 76,000 South Koreans have received infertility treatments since Seoul began providing state health insurance coverage for the procedures in late 2017, a report said Thursday. The report from the Ministry of Health and Welfare to Rep. Nam In-soon of the ruling Democratic Party showed 76,055 people were treated [...]

Endometriosis Patient Numbers on Rise Due to Late Marriage, Childbirths: Data

Endometriosis Patient Numbers on Rise Due to Late Marriage, Childbirths: Data

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of endometriosis patients rose sharply in recent years due to late marriage and childbirths, stress and irregular lifestyles, with most of those affected in their 30s and 40s, data showed Tuesday. The number of those who were diagnosed as endometriosis patients by CHA Gangnam Medical Center in [...]

Study Finds Higher Infertility in Men Exposed to Nighttime Noise

Study Finds Higher Infertility in Men Exposed to Nighttime Noise

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint study by researchers from Seoul Nation University’s Institute of Health & Environment and the Department of Preventive Medicine revealed that men exposed to a higher level of noise pollution at night are more vulnerable to infertility.  Noise pollution, or unwanted sound that exceeds a certain level, can [...]

“Merck More than a Mother” Addresses Infertility Challenges and Solutions in Africa in Partnership with IFFS

“Merck More than a Mother” Addresses Infertility Challenges and Solutions in Africa in Partnership with IFFS

NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Merck (http://www.MerckGroup.com), a leading science and technology company, through “Merck More than a Mother” (www.MerckMoreThanaMother.com) in partnership with the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) conducted a panel to address infertility challenges and solutions in Africa at the IFFS World Congress in New Delhi, India. The ministers, [...]