Psychosocial burden of infertility and assisted reproduction

@article{Schmidt2006PsychosocialBO,
  title={Psychosocial burden of infertility and assisted reproduction},
  author={Lone Schmidt},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={367},
  pages={379-380}
}
Population-based studies from industrialised countries show that the lifetime prevalence of infertility is 17-26%. About a half of infertile couples seek medical help. For many couples infertility and its treatment cause serious strains on interpersonal relationships personal distress reduced self-esteem and periods of existential crisis. Compared with men women in infertile couples have lower self-esteem are more depressed report lower life-satisfaction are more likely to blame themselves for… CONTINUE READING
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