International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

To Understand the Impact of Anxiety and Depression amongst Infertile Males and Females: Gender Issues
Dr. Ruchi Galundia

Reproduction is the human ability to impregnate a female and/or conceive a baby through heterosexual intercourse. The majority of adult males and females engaging in regular unprotected intercourse will achieve pregnancy if they are fertile. But due to various life style factors infertility is increasing at an alarming pace all over the world. The experience of infertility is linked with emotional responses in both men and women. Responses of males and females towards infertility vary greatly. Present study aimed to explore the impact of gender on the anxiety and depression among infertile couples. The sample of the study comprised of 60 infertile males and 60 infertile females who were registered at infertility clinics of the Udaipur city. A self - prepared Performa for collecting background information, Beck anxiety inventory and Beck depression inventory was used for collecting the data. Statistical analysis was done by utilizing mean, Standard deviation and t-test. Results revealed that anxiety and depression among infertile females was high whereas anxiety and depression of infertile males was low. Present study showed that the women in married couples with primary infertility experience deeper emotional distress as compared to men.

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