The aim of this study is to explore the psychological impact of infertilityamong a sample of infertile wives in Gaza city, and to determine if there arestatistically significant differences in the psychological impact of infertilitydue to a number of personal and familial variables. The study sample consistedof 2 groups, the first is the infertile group (N= 132) and the second is the fertilegroup (N=115). The researcher used (SCL-90) to measure the psychologicalimpact (psychopathological symptoms) of infertility. The research outcomesrevealed that there is psychopathological impact resulted by infertility andindicated that there are statistically significant differences between fertilizedwives and infertile wives in the psychopathological symptoms in favor ofinfertile wives. In addition, the outcomes showed that there are statisticallysignificant differences in the level of psychopathology symptoms amonginfertile wives due to marriage duration and marriage agreements. Finallythe outcomes indicated that there are no statistically significant differencesin the total score of the psychopathological symptoms among infertile wivesdue to the existence of mother-in-laws and the level of economic status
Hamdouna, Ossama Said
"The Psychological Consequences of Sterility among a Sample of Infertile Women in Gaza City,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol2/iss8/2