As it turn out, infertile people who undergo IVF are happier if they adopt compared to those that live child-free.
Mon, Nov 19, 2012 (HealthDay News) — Couples who adopt children after unsuccessful treatment for fertility problems typically have a high quality of life, a new study finds.
researchers compared outcomes for a variety of types of couples: those
whose in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment failed; those whose IVF treatment resulted in children; couples who decided to adopt after unsuccessful IVF treatment; and couples with no fertility problems.
couples who underwent IVF treatment were assessed five years after
their treatment. Quality of life among the more than 970 men and women
was measured as psychological well-being and a feeling of connection.
of life was highest among couples who adopted children after
unsuccessful IVF treatment and lowest among couples who remained
childless after their IVF treatment had failed, the investigators found.
The study was published in a recent issue of the journal Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.
shows that quality of life is strongly linked with children,
irrespective of whether they're the result of spontaneous pregnancies, adoption
or stepchildren," Marie Berg, a professor at the Sahlgrenska Academy,
University of Gothenburg, said in a university news release.
results show that it can be important to consider adoption as soon as
couples seek medical help for infertility, especially now that we know
that adoption enhances quality of life. As things stand, the issue of
adoption is pursued only once IVF treatment has failed," she noted.
-- Robert Preidt
To paraphrase a favorite line of mine from comedian Michael Schwartz:
"No, nobody knew people who want kids but don't have them are less happy than those that want kids and have them. Nobody ever suspected. How could they? What would lead you to the conclusion that unwillingly childless people are less happy than those who have kids willingly? Unwillingly childless? Had invasive surgeries to attempt to achieve a baby and unhappy hen it fails! Surely you jest."
This line is actually about Wham! front man George Michael being gay and how no one in the 80s knew. Which is almost as rediculus as this "finding". I mean really, you didn't need research., just ask me. Unfortunatly, video proof that this line was uttered is apparently the ONLY thing in the universe not available on Youtube.
The actual line:
'No, Nobody knew George Michael was gay. Nobody ever suspected. How could they? What would lead you to the conclusion that George Michael, was gay? George Michael? Not the frontman for Wham! Surely you jest.'