A new study co-authored by Katie Antony, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Laura Cooney, MD, of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility examines whether screening for sleep apnea should be included for women seeking fertility treatment.
Published in the journal Women, “Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Another Condition to Screen for in Women with Infertility” examined questionnaire results from more than 100 women seeking fertility care in early 2021:
“In this observational study, we found that approximately 8% of young women seeking infertility evaluation screened positive for OSA using the STOP-BANG screening questionnaire. We also found that women who screened positive for OSA were also more likely to screen positive for mild depression and mild-severe anxiety.”
Read the whole study here!