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Psychological Evaluation of the Infertile Couple

  • Susan Levin

Abstract

A couple beginning their infertility workup is generally optimistic and hopeful that their problem will be diagnosed and solved quickly, and that they will soon have a baby. Paradoxically, at the same time they can also be frightened and anxious about what is wrong with them and deeply concerned about whether or not they will be able to have a child. Each couple has a different style of managing fears and anxieties. Each has a personal history that predates their infertility problem and may directly affect how they react to all of the medical tests and to the final results of their treatments.

Keywords

Mental Health Professional Sexual Relation Infertility Treatment Psychological Evaluation Infertile Couple 
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  • Susan Levin

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