Assessment of Psychological status of Infertile Women in Erbil Kurdistan Region
Objectives: This study was conducted to assess the psychological status on infertile women.
Methods: A descriptive study was conducted on 200 infertile women who attending to infertility center in Erbil City since the period of 2nd February 2005 to 6th April 2005.
Results: These results showed that (68%) infertile women were having higher level of anxiety. Anxiety is the psychological problems which have been most commonly investigated, most of the infertile (49%) women had a depression.
Conclusion: There were high percentage of infertile women had psychological disturbances (abnormal level of anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem).
Recommendation: the study recommended that Establish highly specialized infertility center to provide infertility treatment and psychological counseling to all infertile women.
Keywords: Infertility, Women, Anxiety, depression