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A study on stress and attitude towards seeking professional help among infertile patients
D. Subramani, , N. Thakkar
Published in Serials Publications
Volume: 97
Issue: 10
Pages: 45 - 52
Infertility is "a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse (and there is no other reason, such as breastfeeding or postpartum amenorrhea). In order for them to conceive the suggested treatment is Assisted Reproductive Therapy (ART). During such period, the infertile couple experiences a number of emotional traumas and stress along with the treatment procedures. It is suggested that there is a strong need for counselling (Wischmann T, 2001) and counselling should be made mandatory for Infertility treatment. (Boivin, et. al, 2001; Jeker, 1988). The current study aims at understanding stress due to infertility, and the patient's' attitude towards counselling. The study follows survey research design using purposive sampling method. The sample includes 35 infertile patients (16 men and 19 women) undergoing Assisted Reproductive Therapy. Stress, Social Concern, Sexual Concern, Relationship Concern, Rejection of Childfree Lifestyle and Need For Parenthood will be measured using Fertility Problem Inventory (FPI), and Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Help will be used to assess attitude towards counselling. The data was analysed using test for significance of difference and correlation to find the relationship between the variables. The results indicate that significant gender difference exists in Attitude Towards Seeking Professional Help. © Serials Publications.
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JournalMan in India
PublisherSerials Publications