Psychosocial aspects in diagnosis and treatment of fertility diseases - The aim of this paper is to describe the implications of fertility diseases and treatment (Medically Assisted Reproduction) from a psychosocial point of view. The individual functioning in relationships, social and working areas can be impaired, not just by the diagnosis, but also by medical procedures of the treatment. For the planning of a correct intervention it is necessary to understand feelings regarding the infertility from a personal aspect, in the socio-domestic sphere and within the sphere of the two people involved as a couple. The main purpose of the integrated approach is to ensure that patients understand the implications of the choices of their treatment, receive adequate emotional support and learn to cope with infertility consequences.
Key words: infertility, psychosocial aspects of infertile couple, coping, communication, MAR.
Parole chiave: infertilità, aspetti psicosociali della coppia infertile, coping, comunicazione, PMA.
Ciro Conversano, Elena Lensi, Francesca Arpone, Vito Cela, Andrea Riccardo Genazzani, in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 1/2009, pp. 85-100, DOI:10.3280/PDS2009-001006