Infertility and its treatment--an emotional roller coaster.

  title={Infertility and its treatment--an emotional roller coaster.},
  author={Rita Alesi},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  volume={34 3},
  • Rita Alesi
  • Published 2005 in Australian family physician
BACKGROUND Receiving a diagnosis of infertility is a significant life crisis, and subsequent in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment presents a physical and psychological challenge for many patients. OBJECTIVE This article aims to provide the health professional with an insight into the psychological stressors associated with the experience of infertility, and provide strategies for providing support during this difficult journey. DISCUSSION Feelings of grief and loss are very common as… CONTINUE READING

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