Consequences of infertility and its treatment
Infertility and pregnancy loss is the most frequent chronic disease among 25-45 year old women and men. Both health conditions are long-lasting, severe low-control stressors that are potential risk factors for developing poorer mental health. Further, infertility and pregnancy loss are potential risk factors for later development of other chronic diseases as e.g., cancer and cardiac diseases.
We aim at investigating the psychosocial and mental health consequences of infertility, pregnancy loss and its treatment. Studies focus on stress, depression, communication, coping, impact on partnership and on other social relations. Further, we aim at investigating infertility and its treatment, and pregnancy loss as risk factors for later somatic health, e.g., cancer and early death.