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Fertility and history of sexual abuse at 10-year follow-up of adolescent-onset anorexia nervosa

Wentz, Elisabet; Gillberg, Carina; Gillberg, Christopher and Råstam, Maria LU (2005) In International Journal of Eating Disorders 37(4). p.8-294
Abstract
Objective

We studied fertility and history of child sexual abuse (CSA) in a representative group of anorexia nervosa (AN) cases.



Method

Fifty-one adolescent-onset AN cases recruited after community screening and 51 matched comparison cases were interviewed 10 years after reported AN onset, at mean age 24 years, regarding children, miscarriages, and fertility problems. They completed anonymously the Finkelhor self-report questionnaire regarding history of CSA.



Results

There were few fertility problems in our AN population. There was a tendency towards more subjects in the AN group to give birth to a child (10 AN and 4 comparison mothers). The prevalence of CSA was equal... (More)
Objective

We studied fertility and history of child sexual abuse (CSA) in a representative group of anorexia nervosa (AN) cases.



Method

Fifty-one adolescent-onset AN cases recruited after community screening and 51 matched comparison cases were interviewed 10 years after reported AN onset, at mean age 24 years, regarding children, miscarriages, and fertility problems. They completed anonymously the Finkelhor self-report questionnaire regarding history of CSA.



Results

There were few fertility problems in our AN population. There was a tendency towards more subjects in the AN group to give birth to a child (10 AN and 4 comparison mothers). The prevalence of CSA was equal between groups. For example, 6% in each group had experienced CSA before the age of 10 years, and 14% of the AN and 12% of the comparison cases reported CSA.



Discussion

Infertility and history of CSA may not be overrepresented in a population-based AN sample at long-term follow-up. (Less)
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* Adolescent * Adult * Age of Onset * Anorexia Nervosa/epidemiology* * Anorexia Nervosa/physiopathology * Anorexia Nervosa/psychology * Birth Rate* * Case-Control Studies * Child * Child Abuse, Sexual/statistics & numerical data* * Child, Preschool * Female * Follow-Up Studies * Humans * Male * Sweden/epidemiology
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International Journal of Eating Disorders
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37
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4
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8 - 294
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John Wiley & Sons
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1098-108X
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10.1002/eat.20093
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We studied fertility and history of child sexual abuse (CSA) in a representative group of anorexia nervosa (AN) cases. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
Method <br/><br>
Fifty-one adolescent-onset AN cases recruited after community screening and 51 matched comparison cases were interviewed 10 years after reported AN onset, at mean age 24 years, regarding children, miscarriages, and fertility problems. They completed anonymously the Finkelhor self-report questionnaire regarding history of CSA. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
Results <br/><br>
There were few fertility problems in our AN population. There was a tendency towards more subjects in the AN group to give birth to a child (10 AN and 4 comparison mothers). The prevalence of CSA was equal between groups. For example, 6% in each group had experienced CSA before the age of 10 years, and 14% of the AN and 12% of the comparison cases reported CSA. <br/><br>
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Discussion <br/><br>
Infertility and history of CSA may not be overrepresented in a population-based AN sample at long-term follow-up.},
  author       = {Wentz, Elisabet and Gillberg, Carina and Gillberg, Christopher and Råstam, Maria},
  issn         = {1098-108X},
  keyword      = {* Adolescent
* Adult
* Age of Onset
* Anorexia Nervosa/epidemiology*
* Anorexia Nervosa/physiopathology
* Anorexia Nervosa/psychology
* Birth Rate*
* Case-Control Studies
* Child
* Child Abuse,Sexual/statistics & numerical data*
* Child,Preschool
* Female
* Follow-Up Studies
* Humans
* Male
* Sweden/epidemiology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {8--294},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {International Journal of Eating Disorders},
  title        = {Fertility and history of sexual abuse at 10-year follow-up of adolescent-onset anorexia nervosa},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eat.20093},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {2005},
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