Quality of Life and Infertility

  • A. Montazeri
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Health related quality of life is an important issue for infertile couples. A review was conducted to examine the literature. The review covered all full publications that have appeared in the English language biomedical journals. The search strategy included a combination of key words, “quality of life”, “ infertility”, and “infertile” in title. A total of ten citations were identified and examined in this review. The major findings are summarized and presented in several headings including findings from each individual study and instruments used to measure quality of life in people with infertility problems. There were quite a few studies that reported on health related quality of life in infertile couples. It seems that there is need to conduct more studies on the topic using valid and standard measures.


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Infertile Woman Female Sexual Function Index Male Factor Infertile Couple 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

List of Abbreviations:


Intracyto-plasmic Sperm Injection


scale: The Irrational Parenthood Cognitions scale


 in-vitro fertilization


polycystic ovarian syndrome


the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Questionnaire


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