Stress of female infertility: relations to length of treatment.

  title={Stress of female infertility: relations to length of treatment.},
  author={Hitoshi Chiba and Elisa Mori and Yasuhiko Morioka and M. K. Kashiwakura and T Nadaoka and Hidekazu Saito and Masahiko Hiroi},
  journal={Gynecologic and obstetric investigation},
  volume={43 3},
The psychology of infertile women was investigated with a battery of psychological tests consisting of a semistructured interview, State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), and Cornell Medical Index (CMI). The subjects were 107 infertile women being treated for infertility. The semistructured interviews revealed that the stress factor for infertile women changes with the length of infertility. In the early states, the main stress is related… CONTINUE READING

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