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Rakhshaee Z, Maasoumi R, Khakbazan Z. Study of psychological and social outcome of infertility among Iranian infertile women: A review study. J Res Dev Nurs Midw. 2020; 17
URL: http://nmj.goums.ac.ir/article-1-1238-en.html
1- Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Rasht branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran& School of Nursing & Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , khakbaza@sina.tums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (1169 Views)
Background: Infertility, having the conditions of a crisis incident, creates a comprehensive crisis in the lives of infertile couples. Infertility is not only influenced by physiological factors and in the field of medical sciences, but also involves many psychological and social aspects. The purpose of this study is to review the psychological and social outcome of infertility in Iranian women, and review the findings of relevant articles.
Methods: In this review study, related English and Persian articles were collected by using of keywords infertility, psychological outcome, social outcome of infertility from reliable scientific databases such as IranMedex, Irandoc, Google scholar, SID, Magiran, Pubmed, Science Direct, MedLib from 2000 to 2018. Of the 47 related articles, 32 articles (quantitative and qualitative study) were in the main objectives of the study, which were examined.
Results: The psychological and social outcome of infertility in women with infertility in Iran can be described as the consequences of cognitive, emotional (internal and family conflicts) and socio-cultural aspects of infertility (social isolation and social stigma). Fear, anxiety, depression, loneliness, sin, lack of self-esteem, regret and aggression are as internal conflicts and friendship disturbances, Sexual dysfunction and loss of life satisfaction, including family conflicts among infertile women. Infertility is also considered as a social stigma, which can lead to social isolation and loss of social status of infertile women.
 Conclusions: Considering the psychological and social outcome of infertility should be taken at individual, interpersonal and social proceedings in order to empower couples with infertility to promote mental health and their active participation in society.
     
Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Nursing

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