Stress of infertility: Can the couple cope?

Faiza Alam, Taseer Ahmed Khan, Rehana Rehman

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Madam, health impact of infertility has resulted in an aggravation of medical, social, psychological and economic burden of developing countries. Female partners in particular, suffer a lot with respect to their health, self-esteem self-assurance, personal control, genetic legacy and optimism in future. Infertile females specially living in joint family system tend to stay within themselves under such pressures and drift to a world of depression and stress. Stress has an impact on all systems of the body (Figure), however the effect of stress on pathogenesis of infertility and the precise casual mechanism has yet to be explored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-680
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018


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