The long-term psychosocial effects of infertility.

  title={The long-term psychosocial effects of infertility.},
  author={Anne M Hirsch and Siegi Hirsch},
  journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN},
  volume={24 6},
OBJECTIVE To explore the psychosocial effects of infertility and the role that social support plays over time. The major hypothesis was that although infertile persons report less contentment, lower levels of marital and sexual satisfaction, and lower self-esteem over time, those with higher levels of social support will be less affected. DESIGN/SETTING Four questionnaires were completed in subjects' own homes, one every 9 months. PARTICIPANTS Subjects, all of whom perceived themselves as… CONTINUE READING