Psychogenic Infertility—Myths and Facts

  title={Psychogenic Infertility—Myths and Facts},
  author={Tewes H. Wischmann},
  journal={Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics},
Purpose : The hypothesis of this review is that the role of psychological factors as the sole cause of infertility is generally overrated. Methods : A review is given of studies concerning the influence of psychological factors on the development of infertility. Result : A prevalence of psychogenic infertility of 10–15 per cent must be discussed critically. A value of approximately 5 per cent is more realistic. Equating unexplained infertility with psychogenic infertility is not justified. A… CONTINUE READING
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