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Fertil Steril. 2006 Mar;85(3):802-4.

The relationship between coping and depression in men and women referred for in vitro fertilization.

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Department of Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Chapman University, Orange, California 92866, USA.


This study examined coping with infertility and how coping is related to depression for men and women. Results showed that both men and women who engage in a disproportionate degree of escape/avoidance behavior and acceptance of responsibility for infertility were more vulnerable to symptoms of depression.

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