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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
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Women with anorexia nervosa cannot conceive because they do not ovulate.

____ True

____ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Women with anorexia nervosa cannot conceive because they do not ovulate” is true or false.

Introduction: Anorexia nervosa is a psychological eating disorder typically characterized by low body weight with respect to the age and height of the affected individuals. These individuals have a fear of becoming overweight. This adversely affects their eating habits, which results in the development of serious life-threatening conditions.

Explanation

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that is characterized by much lower intake of nutrients than the amount that is required by the body. Therefore, women with this disorder can have irregularities in their menstrual cycles, which implies that they have problems in ovulation and decrease in the quality of eggs produced...

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