Infertility pp 381-388 | Cite as

The Patients’ Viewpoint

  • J. Dickson


There are many myths and misconceptions about infertility and its treatment. The view of the general public appears to be that infertility is not a problem. This springs first from the idea that it is a 1:1000 risk, when we know that 1 in 6 couples will need to seek help with their fertility at some time in their fertile lives (Chapters 2 and 3). This is further compounded by those who can have children seeing the problem as something that the infertile should be able to handle. Where do these prejudices and misunderstandings come from?


National Health Service Infertility Treatment Crisis Counselling Donor Insemination District Health Authority 


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