Victoria Frederikke Stenderup Garre, Yoon Frederiksen & Kathrine Birch Petersen:
Recommended therapy for psychosocial consequences of infertility and fertility treatment
Ugeskr Læger 2020;182:V08190430
Infertility and fertility treatment are both major stressors, which can cause prolonged psychological distress and vulnerability as summarised in this review. There are well-founded initiatives such as screening, patient-centred care and, in a Nordic context, psychosocial interventions with training sessions in e.g. coping in order to improve the well-being of these patients. However, in Denmark, psychosocial care in public fertility clinics is limited, and no mental health professionals are represented at the public clinics. Consequently, a gap remains between the recommendations in this area and the clinical practice.