Ghrelin as a novel link between stress and infertility
What is it about?
Infertility affects a remarkable one in four couples worldwide. Psychological stress is a major contributor to male and female infertility, at least for some individuals. For those individuals who are affected by life stress to a greater extent than others, understanding the underlying mechanisms and the reasons for their increased susceptibility is essential.
Why is it important?
We propose that ghrelin is a compelling link between stress and infertility that may partially explain the individual differences in the way stress affects fertility.
The following have contributed to this page: Prof Eileen A McLaughlin and Luba Sominsky