Knockdown of hypothalamic RFRP3 prevents chronic stress-induced infertility and embryo resorption

Whereas it is well established that chronic stress induces female reproductive dysfunction, whether stress negatively impacts fertility and fecundity when applied prior to mating and pregnancy has not been explored. In this study, we show that stress that concludes 4 days prior to mating results in persistent and marked reproductive dysfunction, with fewer… CONTINUE READING