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Author Topic: For Women, Hepatitis C May Hasten Menopause and Reduce Fertility  (Read 2963 times)

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Offline Hep Editors

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) may compromise women’s reproductive capacity, as the virus is associated with lower fertility, an increased miscarriage rate and earlier menopause. However, earlier treatment of the virus among women may help mitigate such risks, although more research is needed to make that determination.

Publishing their findings in the Journal of Hepatology, researchers enrolled a cohort of 100 women with hep C and chronic liver disease, 50 women with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and chronic liver disease who were matched with the HCV-positive women according to age, and 100 HBV/HCV-negative age-matched “healthy” control women without liver disease. Enrollment took place in Italy between July 2011 and March 2014; the women were followed through December 2015. None of the women had a history of drug abuse, and all of them were HIV negative.

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Re: For Women, Hepatitis C May Hasten Menopause and Reduce Fertility
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 02:29:45 am »
This doesn't surprise me. After I was pulled off triple therapy with Victrelis, I went into menopause at age 42. All other women in my family experienced menopause in their mid 50's.

All women in the study had been on treatment, so I wonder if it is the HCV or the treatment that contributed to the issues.
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