Women who have a history of eating disorders, specifically anorexia nervosa, are more prone to suffer from infertility. There are several hormones which are the driving force in this system and are therefore responsible for this. Fortunately, there are treatments which can help women with a history of eating disorders to reproduce. Using information found on Pubmed and Touro College’s database, this paper will discuss why the body cannot reproduce when it is lacking proper nutrition, as well as the various dynamics in the human reproductive system which are compromised when the body is not properly nourished.
Tessler-Karfunkel, E. (2014). Eating Disorders: The Hidden Hormonal Effect On Fertility. The Science Journal of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences, 8 (1). Retrieved from http://touroscholar.touro.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1080&context=sjlcas