The research study identified that females with anorexia or bulimia are twice as likely to have taken medications or gotten help to get pregnant, 6.2 percent vs. 2.7 percent; and, that 41.5 percent of ladies with anorexia highlighted their pregnancy was unplanned, in comparison with 28.6 percent of females in the total population. This shows that females with anorexia may underrate their likelihood of conceiving.
“This research highlights that there are risks to fertility associated with eating disorders. However, the high rates of unplanned pregnancies in women with a history of anorexia suggest that women may be underestimating their chances of conceiving,” according to lead author Abigail Easter, from the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London.
“Women planning a pregnancy should ideally seek treat