Psychological Counceling with Couples Requesting AID

  • G. D’Elicio
  • A. Campana
  • C. Rech
Conference paper


At first the subjects are invited to describe how they arrived at the decision of an insemination. We try to know, particularly, the doubts met during the maturation of this decision. Afterwards the couple is stimulated to request the information they would like to have about the AID. We want also to be sure that the couple has examined the principal problems which characterize psychologically the decision of an insemination. Among these the most important are:
  1. 1.

    The reaction to the diagnosis of sterility

  2. 2.

    The relation of AID versus adoption

  3. 3.

    The anonymity of the procedure and the secrecy

  4. 4.

    The problems of heritage

  5. 5.

    The fears linked to pregnancy, and fears of malformations

We can sum up the attitudes that we met regarding these problems.


Implicit Attitude Tubal Patency Supportive Psychotherapy Psychological Indication Strual Cycle 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. D’Elicio
  • A. Campana
  • C. Rech

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