Gynecology & Reproductive Health

Abstract

Evaluation of Quality of Life in Infertile Couples

Banerjee Kaberi, Singla Bhavana, Gautam Sonum.

Rationale: Infertility is a medical condition, which is a stressful and unexpected experience by a couple attached with social dimension.

Objective: To evaluate the quality of life of the infertile couples.

Settings: Infertility outpatient clinic

Findings: Out of 600 female partners, in 240 females (40%), night sleep was affected and in 95 females (15.8%), day sleep was affected, 508 females (84.7%) were found to be stressed, 415 females (69.2%) were depressed and according to 109 females (18.2 %), their marital life was affected due to infertility. Out of 600 male partners, in 225 males (37.5%), night sleep was affected and in 113 males (18.8%), day sleep was affected, 375 males (62.5%)
were found to be stressed, 313 males (52.2%) were depressed and according to 82 males (13.7 %), their marital life was affected due to infertility.

Conclusion: For many couples, infertility and its management was stressful and depressing condition. It had some effect on the sleep of couples during night time but not on sleep during daytime. In most of the couples, married life was not affected by the infertility.

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