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Thursday, October 29, 2015
This article provides a summary of the biopsychosocial model and the assessment and treatment of psychologically based male sexual dysfunction as manifested in cases of infertility.

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Mandatory counseling for gamete donation recipients Ethical dilemmas

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Mandatory counseling of gamete recipients is fraught with ethical questions for the mental health professional. Attention to issues of autonomy, confidentiality, and role clarity can diminish ethical conflicts.

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Third-party reproduction in the Internet Age The new patient centered landscape

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The rise of the Internet Age has brought significant change to third-party reproduction. The implications of the freer informational exchange between third-party participants are examined. Recommendations are made regarding strategies fertility programs can use to navigate this new landscape.

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When treatment appears futile The role of the mental health professional and end of treatment counseling

Thursday, July 30, 2015
The end of fertility treatment can be an emotionally difficult time. Mental health professionals can provide counseling to support patients’ adjustment.

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Infertility counseling or the lack thereof of the forgotten male partner

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Men with infertility represent a significant percentage of the infertile population. Public awareness of this fact is limited in part because literature and other media have neglected the male component.

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Evolution of psychology and counseling in infertility

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Key paradigm shifts in the evolution of psychology and counseling are discussed.

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Prevalence and predictors of major depressive disorder for fertility treatment patients and their partners

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is highly prevalent during fertility treatment. A history of MDD increases risk of MDD during treatment, even after controlling for commonly assessed risk factors at treatment entry.

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Prospective study of depression and anxiety in female fertility preservation and infertility patients

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Fertility preservation patients report higher levels of depression and anxiety at the onset of treatment than infertility patients, but infertility patients’ symptoms worsen across treatment.

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