ERIC Number: EJ699264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-22
Reference Count: 33
The Infertility Experience: Biopsychosocial Effects and Suggestions for Counselors
Watkins, Kathryn J.; Baldo, Tracy D.
Journal of Counseling and Development, v82 n4 p394 Fall 2004
Infertility affects many individuals and couples. This article begins with a case study of a couple who have experienced infertility yet do not identify infertility as their presenting problem. Clients and counselors alike often overlook infertility. This article offers an overview of the biology of infertility and its psychological and sociological effects. Counseling issues are presented to assist counselors to identify infertility as a concern and provide interventions.
Descriptors: Psychology, Marriage Counseling, Pregnancy, Mothers, Marital Satisfaction, Counseling Techniques, Coping, Biological Influences, Social Problems
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304. Web site: http://www.counseling.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States