Stress as a Potential Cause of Infertility

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The purpose of this review was to look into recent literature on infertility and see if stress could be a potential causative factor of a couple’s infertility. There are several different physical and hormonal factors that can cause a person to be infertile, but whether or not stress can actually inhibit conception is questioned. Infertility affects both males and females. It also impacts them differently in the way that they deal with it. Included in this review are studies looking into stress and its impact on fertility, how infertility can impact a persons mental health, financial costs of treatments, and marriage satisfaction when dealing with infertility. A total of 11 peer reviewed journal articles are cited.

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William Schweinle

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Physician Assistant Studies

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