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How Infertility and Depression May Influence Each Other
It’s easy to see how infertility could lead to depression. So many personal hopes, life plans, and societal expectations are tied to family building. On top of that, assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs), if you have access to them, can be difficult and expensive.
What’s a little less clear is how depression can influence fertility. Yet, there is some evidence that it does.
This article explores both questions: how infertility and its treatment can cause depression and how depression and its treatment could hamper your attempts to get pregnant. It also offers some guidance for how to cope with both.