Journal of Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology
Online ISSN : 2189-7980
Print ISSN : 1345-2894
ISSN-L : 1345-2894
Psychological and physical problems and cares in women and their partners undergoing in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer.
Yukari TAKASAKIChika OOFUJIRuriko SHINOZAKIYumiko FUJINAGAKazuko TOISHIToshiko FUKUI
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1999 Volume 3 Issue 1 Pages 53-62

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It was the purpose of communication to investigate the physical, mental and soial problems of the patient and partner for IVF-ET program. The majority of motive for IVF-ET treatment was the desire to conceive own child. Most of the patients during the IVF-ET treatment had experiences of any changes in mind and body. The patient who decided to choose IVF-ET treatment by herself had little effect in mind and body. Patients and their partners had anxieties for the possibility of pregnancy and the side effects of drugs. The number of IVF-ET cycle was the not correlated with their anxieties for the treatment. There was the discrepancy of the sufferingbetween the patients and partners who had more than five treatment cycles. Namely Patient worried about physical problem and partner thought infant's health. Almost half of couple had not decided when they will give up the treatment and pregnancy.

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