European Doctors Say No to In Vitro for Fat Women

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More pregnancy news. The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) has a new official position: If you're a woman who drinks too much, smokes, or is obese, the ESHRE says your doctor should refuse to provide you with fertility treatments. Or, that is, they should refuse to provide you with reproduction assistance until you lose weight, stop smoking, and agree to drink less during your pregnancy. Kind of uncomfortable to agree — whiffs of China one-child and Nazi master race, etc. — but still, kind of makes sense. If only because losing weight and quitting smoking have been shown to increase fertility naturally, so it's the least invasive form of treatment.