Distress and Coping with In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF): The Role of Self-Compassion, Parenthood Motivation and Attachment

@article{Cassidy2016DistressAC,
  title={Distress and Coping with In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF): The Role of Self-Compassion, Parenthood Motivation and Attachment},
  author={T. Cassidy and M. McLaughlin},
  journal={Journal of Psychology & Clinical Psychiatry},
  year={2016},
  volume={6},
  pages={1-8}
}
Background: The experience of infertility and assisted reproductive technology (ART) are emotionally distressing for both partners, but particularly for women. Aims: The current study explored the relationship between self-compassion, motivation for parenthood, relationship attachment and psychological distress in women undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Method: A sample of 363 women undergoing IVF responded to a questionnaire based survey. Results: Negative mental health effects seem to… Expand
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