Journal article

Night Shift Among Women: Is It Associated With Difficulty Conceiving a First Birth?

Renae C Fernandez, Vivienne M Moore, Jennifer L Marino, Melissa J Whitrow, Michael J Davies

Frontiers in Public Health | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020


Background: Asynchrony in circadian processes alters many physiological systems, including female reproduction. Thus, there are possible reproductive consequences of night shift work for women including menstrual irregularity, endometriosis, and prolonged time to conception. This study examined whether women who worked night shift were more likely than those who did not to require fertility treatment to conceive a first birth, whether they had specific infertility diagnoses, and if such relationships were age-specific. Methods: In a retrospective data linkage study of 128,852 primiparous women, fertility treatment data were linked to the state perinatal registry for South Australia (1986-200..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

RF was supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award from the Commonwealth Government through the University of Adelaide. This work was partially funded by a scholarship from the SafeWork South Australia Augusta Zadow Awards program. MD development of the cohort has been supported by grants fromthe NHMRC (349475, 349548, 453556, and 465455) and the Australian Research Council (FT100101018).