The impact of infertility on psychological functioning.

  title={The impact of infertility on psychological functioning.},
  author={Kelly J Connolly and Robert J Edelmann and Ian Douglas Cooke and J. N. Robson},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={36 5},
To explore the impact of infertility on psychological functioning 130 couples presenting with primary infertility were assessed at their initial visit to an infertility clinic. Of these, 116 couples were assessed on a second occasion some 7-9 months later when in most cases the medical tests were complete. Measures of personality, psychopathology, perceived social support, sex role identity and marital state were obtained from both partners. The set was subsequently divided into five subgroups… CONTINUE READING
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