The mental health implications of infertility

While infertility may be a problem affecting nearly 7.3 million women in the United States between the ages of 15-44, it is a topic that women often don’t discuss. Rather, they suffer from the emotional pain that accompanies hormone injections, multiple procedures, and sometimes miscarriage. How is it best to treat this vulnerable population that rarely gets the attention it deserves? The answer lies in a team approach to medicine. According to Dr. Michael Jacobs, reproductive endocrinologist and infertility expert, who is director of Fertility and IVF Center of Miami, “The best way to treat couples challenged with infertility is to develop a good understanding of the reasons why a couple may be struggling. Infertility can be secondary to problems with a man, a woman or a combination of both the man and the woman. The key is to treat the couple as a whole.” But the layperson may not understand how you can treat couples as a whole, when often times some people assume that fertility struggles result from problems with only the woman? Dr. Jacobs describes several reasons for infertility. He states that there are “medications to restore natural ovulation or to induce ovulation. In some cases, there are surgical options for problems like endometriosis. Male factor problems can be treated with fertility medications and insemination or in-vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF is not necessarily the first treatment, but can be effective for several different etiologi...
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