Psychology of fertility disorders

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Abstract

The World Health Organisation (WHO), which, as early as 1967, recognized unwanted childlessness as a disease, anticipates an approximate increase of two million new infertile couples. Many couples try to overcome this difficult crisis with the help of reproductive medicine. The medical and psychological opportunities regarding treatment, consultation and therapy available to the couple to overcome this crisis are extremely important. The present-day techniques of assisted reproduction (ART) belong to the areas of modern high-tech medicine. In addition to traditional methods such as surgery, hormone treatment and insemination, these include in-vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), including cryotransfer, testicu-lar sperm extraction (TESE), microsurgical sperm aspiration from the epidydimis (MESA), as well as the donation of gametes (Chap. 23). © 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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Oberpenning, R., Muthny, F. A., & Oberpenning, F. (2010). Psychology of fertility disorders. In Andrology: Male Reproductive Health and Dysfunction (pp. 521–537). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78355-8_25

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