Psychological Effects of Infertility in Males and Females

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Published: 2024-04-11

Page: 31-37


Sibgha Laraib *

Department of Biotechnology, Kinnaird College for Women University, Pakistan.

Ayesha Asad

Department of Accounting and Finance, Kinnaird College for Women University, Pakistan.

Sammar Nathaniel

Department of Biochemistry, Kinnaird College for Women University, Pakistan.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Infertility is the inability to conceive a child after trying for more than one year. However the time period varies with age. It causes distress in people individually and as a couple. Infertile couples go through many psychological problems during this journey and while some couples seek help from professionals, others do not. It is very common to go through psychological issues like anxiety, depression and insomnia in such people because every person dreams of becoming a parent one day and if that dream is not fulfilled, it is natural to be stressed. It has several consequences on the mental health of both males and females. In this article the main aspects of psychological health after getting diagnosed with infertility are discussed.

Keywords: Infertility, psychological effects, infertile, fertility treatment


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Laraib, S., Asad, A., & Nathaniel, S. (2024). Psychological Effects of Infertility in Males and Females. Asian Journal of Research in Medicine and Medical Science, 6(1), 31–37. Retrieved from https://globalpresshub.com/index.php/AJRMMS/article/view/2006

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