Problem

Overstimulation of ovaries

Other Names:
Ovarian over-stimulation
Negative effects of multiple egg release
Adverse effects of fertility drugs
Nature:
Fertility drugs stimulate the ovaries to release more eggs, causing them to swell, bleed and retain fluid, leading in rare cases to heart failure. Carrying multiple foetuses increases the risk of potentially fatal blood clots during pregnancy and delivery, and the children born can require follow-up care for many years.
Broader Problems:
Negative effects of maternity
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
10.06.1999 – 00:00 CEST