Infertility takes psychological toll on patients

Padia, Colleen M.
October 2006
Urology Times;10/1/2006, Vol. 34 Issue 12, p14
The article reports on the result of two separate studies on the psychological effect of infertility on men and women. The two studies indicate that men and women dealing with infertility suffer from depression and anxiety at a greater rate than the general population. The levels of anxiety, depression and strain on marital relationships of couples being evaluated for male factor infertility were assessed. 56 percent of the women and 29.8 percent of the men reported elevated levels of anxiety.


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