Pottinger, Audrey M.; Mckenzie, Colin A.; Frederick, Joseph.; DaCosta, Vernon E.; Wynter, Shaun H.; Everett, D.; Walters, Y.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Gender Differences in Coping Responses and Beliefs about Infertility Between Afro-Caribbean Men and Women Undergoing in Vitro Fertilization [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
54 Suppl. 2
Objective: To identify gender differences in beliefs in beliefs about and response to infertility among couples undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment at The University of the West Indies. Design and Methods: All men and women (n = 52) who were offered psychological counseling routinely prior to beginning IVF treatment between October 2003 and May 2004 were invited to complete questionnaires on their beliefs about infertility, coping responses, self reported distress and socio-demographic data. One female declined.....