Special Issue "Causes and Psychological Impact of Infertility"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Artur Wdowiak
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Lublin, 20-059 Lublin, Poland
Interests: infertility, anxiety; depression; distress; psychosocial factors; quality of life

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Epidemiological data show that human reproductive disorders are a common problem worldwide, because they concern almost every fifth couple of reproductive age. Therefore, infertility has been considered by the World Health Organization as a social disease, which constitutes a great problem from the aspect of public health. Reproductive problems may be a crisis situation in which women experience a high level of stress and emotional disorders. Women who have difficulty conceiving are exposed twice as much to emotional disorders as those who are fertile. To-date attempts to isolate single cause-effect relationships between stress and infertility have been unsuccessful due to their multidimensional etiology. An attempt to solve this problem will be undertaken in the Special Issue: ‘Causes and Psychological Impact of Infertility’. I would therefore appreciate it if you would consider contributing a suitable article for publication.

Prof. Dr. Artur Wdowiak
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • infertility
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • distress
  • psychosocial factors
  • quality of life

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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