Psychosocial Aspects of Fertility and Assisted Reproductive Technology.

Journal Article (Review)

Psychosocial aspects of fertility, infertility, and assisted reproductive technology (ART) can significantly impact patients' sense of self-identity and personal agency, mental well-being, sexual and marital relationships, reproductive efficiency, compliance with treatment, and pregnancy outcomes. Research is needed to understand how stress, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and psychotropic medications impact fertility and infertility treatment. The psychosocial implications of ART on our society include a shift toward older maternal age at conception, the complexities of third-party reproduction, and consideration for the psychological and socioeconomic barriers to receiving care. Clinicians must understand, screen for, and identify couples struggling with the psychological and social aspects of fertility and ART.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stanhiser, J; Steiner, AZ

Published Date

  • September 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 563 - 574

PubMed ID

  • 30092929

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30092929

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-0474

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ogc.2018.04.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States