'The feeling of not being entitled to something': fertility, pregnancy, and sexuality among women with systemic lupus erythematosus in South Africa.

“无权获得某些东西的感觉”: 南非系统性红斑狼疮女性的生育、怀孕和性行为。

  • 影响因子:1.80
  • DOI:10.1080/03009742.2019.1657492
  • 作者列表:"Phuti A","Hodkinson B","Tikly M","Schneider M
  • 发表时间:2020-05-01

:Objective: Fertility, pregnancy, and the postpartum period can pose many challenges for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in sub-Saharan Africa. We explored the perceptions and experiences of South African women relating to fertility and pregnancy.Method: In-depth interviews were conducted with 25 consenting women with SLE. We explored their perceptions and experiences on conception, pregnancy, and sexuality. Data were analysed using Nvivo software.Results: Participants had a mean age of 30.9 years (range 22-45 years) and mean disease duration of 4.5 years (range 1-5 years). The majority were black Africans, and the remainder were of mixed racial ancestry. Unemployment, low educational level, and singlehood status were the most predominant sociodemographic features. Most participants had been pregnant and a few reported being sexually inactive. Participants described many negative pregnancy outcomes including lupus flares, miscarriages, premature deliveries, prolonged hospitalization, and unexpected caesarean sections. Conflicting medical advice on conception, together with conflicting personal, cultural, and societal pressures to procreate, resulted in emotional turmoil and pessimism. Participants frequently described intimacy problems, loss of libido, and infidelity by partners leading to sexually transmitted infections. Aesthetic and physical concerns were perceived as the main causes of infidelity. Most participants felt confined to these relationships as they were financially dependent on their partners, which added to their stress.Conclusion: A combination of patient-centred care focusing on safe, effective contraception and medication targeting remission state, constant counselling, consistent information, and a pregnancy managed jointly by an obstetrics and rheumatology team could achieve optimum results.


目的: 在撒哈拉以南非洲地区,生育、妊娠和产后对系统性红斑狼疮 (SLE) 患者提出了许多挑战。我们探讨了南非妇女对生育和怀孕的看法和经验。方法: 对25名同意的系统性红斑狼疮妇女进行了深入访谈。我们探讨了他们对受孕,怀孕和性行为的看法和经验。结果: 参与者的平均年龄为30.9岁 (范围为22-45岁),平均病程为4.5年 (范围为1-5年)。大多数是非洲黑人,其余的是混合种族血统。失业、低教育水平和单身状况是最主要的社会人口学特征。大多数参与者已经怀孕,少数参与者报告说没有性行为。参与者描述了许多负面妊娠结果,包括狼疮发作、流产、早产、住院时间延长和意外剖腹产。关于受孕的相互矛盾的医学建议,以及相互矛盾的个人、文化和社会生育压力,导致了情绪混乱和悲观。参与者经常描述亲密问题,性欲丧失以及伴侣的不忠导致性传播感染。审美和身体问题被认为是不忠的主要原因。大多数参与者感到局限于这些关系,因为他们在经济上依赖于他们的伴侣,这增加了他们的压力。结论: 以患者为中心的护理,以安全、有效的避孕和药物治疗为目标的缓解状态,持续的咨询,一致的信息,以及由产科和风湿病学团队共同管理的妊娠相结合,可以达到最佳效果。



作者列表:["Hekim N","Gure MA","Metin Mahmutoglu A","Gunes S","Asci R","Henkel R"]

METHODS::1. Glutathione S-transferases (GST) and cytochrome P450s (CYPs) are xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes participating in the protection of cell. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between polymorphisms of glutathione S-transferase M1 (GSTM1) null, glutathione S-transferase T1 (GSTT1) null, glutathione S-transferase P1 (GSTP1) Ile105Val, cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) 734 C→A, cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) 1934 G→A and male infertility.2. A total of 306 azoospermic or oligozoospermic infertile men and 129 normozoospermic or fertile controls were enrolled in the study. Multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism methods were used for genotyping. There was a significant relationship between male infertility and CYP2D6 GG genotype (p < 0.001). CYP1A2 AA genotype was slightly higher in the infertile group (p = 0.056).3. There was no association between GSTT1 null polymorphisms and male infertility (p = 0.068), GSTM1 null (p = 0.843) and GSTP1 Ile105Val (p = 0.192) genes. GSTM1 null genotype frequency was higher in azoospermic men (p = 0.009). Men carrying CYP1A2 AA genotype had higher risk of infertility risk (OR = 3.14; %95 CI = 1.16-8.54) in the smoker group.4. Our results demonstrated that polymorphisms of CYP2D6 and CYP1A2 may play a role in idiopathic male infertility in our sample population.

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作者列表:["Safaei Nezhad A","Ebrahimi L","Vakili MM","Kharaghani R"]

METHODS:PURPOSE:This study evaluated the effect of counseling based on the choice theory on irrational parenthood cognition (IPC)- and marital quality in infertile women. DESIGN AND METHODS:This randomized controlled trial was conducted on 50 primary infertile women in Zanjan, Iran. Stratified block randomization was used to allocate participants to groups. The intervention group received counseling, but the control group received routine care. Data were collected using the IPC and marital relationships quality based on the Glasser's choice theory. FINDINGS:A statistically significant difference was found between the groups in IPC (P = 0.005), but the difference in marital quality was not statically significant ( P = 0.085). PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:Counseling can be used for decreasing IPC, but more interventions are needed to increase marital quality.

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作者列表:["Liu D","Yan J","Qiao J"]

METHODS::A decrease in cancer deaths has resulted in the possibility of child bearing for many young adult cancer survivors. Most antitumor treatment modalities are detrimental to female fertility, and methods for fertility preservation before gonadotoxic treatment, including cryopreservation of oocytes, embryos and ovarian tissue, have therefore been developed. This review focuses on the ovarian function of cancer patients, the safety and efficacy of fertility preservation methods, and the pregnancy outcomes of these patients. Breast cancer and hematological tumors constitute the majority of cancers in reproductive-aged female oncology patients. Ovarian function may not be impacted by breast cancer cells, while in patients with hematological malignancies, decreases in anti-Müllerian hormone and antral follicle counts have been demonstrated. In most cases, patients can undergo ovarian stimulation without delaying treatment, and a new stimulation protocol known as dual stimulation, which may be more efficient, has now been developed. Birth outcomes are also acceptable in cancer patients.

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