Although some types of infection seem to lower a woman's fertility, there's evidence that women infected with roundworm have more children. This seems to be the case for the Tsimane people, who live in the Bolivian Amazon. They use little contraception, and the average woman gives birth to nine children. 19 нояб. 2015 г.
Can having worms affect fertility?
The team found that women who were infected with roundworm were more likely to become pregnant, while those infected with hookworm had a lower chance of pregnancy.
What type of worm causes infertility?
Chronic Entamoeba histolytica infection can cause pelvic pain and dyspareunia in some patients. Although Trichomonas vaginalis is a common cause of tubal inflammation, this protozoa affects semen quality and leads to secondary infertility.
Can a parasitic worm get you pregnant?
Infection with a species of parasitic worm increases the fertility of women, say scientists. A study of 986 indigenous women in Bolivia indicated a lifetime of Ascaris lumbricoides, a type of roundworm, infection led to an extra two children.
Can worms affect ovulation?
Parasites don't have many pluses, but women with certain intestinal worms are more fertile — maybe because of how the invaders affect their immune systems. The finding came from the Amazonian lowlands of Bolivia.