Springer Series on Stress and Coping

Infertility

Perspectives from Stress and Coping Research

Editors: Stanton, Annette L., Dunkel-Schetter, Christine (Eds.)

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As a researcher whose work focuses largely on the causes and conse­ quences of unwanted pregnancy, I may appear to be an unlikely candidate to write a foreword to a book on infertility. Yet, many of the themes that emerge in the study of unwanted pregnancy are also apparent in the study of infertility. Moreover, this volume is an important contribution to the literature on fertility, women's health issues, and health psychology in general, all topics with which I have been closely involved over the past two decades. Neither pregnancy nor its absence is inherently desirable: The occurrence of a pregnancy can be met with joy or despair, and its absence can be a cause of relief or anguish. Whether or not these states are wanted, the conscious and unconscious meanings attached to pregnancy and in­ fertility, the responses of others, the perceived implications of these states, and one's expectations for the future all are critical factors in determining an individual's response. In addition, both unwanted pregnancy and failure to conceive can be socially stigmatized, evoking both overt and subtle social disapproval. Fur­ ther, they involve not only the woman, but her partner, and potentially the extended family. Finally, both of these reproductive issues have been poorly researched. Because both are emotionally charged and socially stigmatized events, they are difficult to study. Much of the early literature relied on anecdotal or case reports.

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  • Psychological Adjustment to Infertility

    Christine Dunkel-Schetter, Annette L. Stanton

    Pages 197-222

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infertility
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from Stress and Coping Research
Series Title
Springer Series on Stress and Coping
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-0753-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-0753-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-43844-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-0755-4
Edition Number
1
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