International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part C (2017)
A study on childless couples seeking treatment for infertility
N Sherrin Sophia and P Punitha
Couples who were seeking treatment for infertility at Janet Nursing Home, Tiruchirappalli were the universe for the present study. As the total number of respondents visiting the hospital for infertility treatment were unknown the data were collected from sixty respondents (both men and women) through purposive sampling technique. A Self prepared interview schedule along with Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ) revised by Fliege H (2001) was used to collect the data from the respondents. The findings revealed that 62% have faced stigmatization in the society. 73 per cent of the respondents agreed to the statement that a husband can go for second marriage if his wife cannot have children. 80% of the respondents had high level of stress. Appropriate counselling is required for couples who are childless. This would help them to have a strong positive approach towards treatment, mental health and society.
How to cite this article:
N Sherrin Sophia and P Punitha. A study on childless couples seeking treatment for infertility. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(4): 161-162.