Infertility and sexual dysfunction (SD) in the couple

Elizabeth Grill, Rose Khavari, Jonathan Zurawin, Juan Ramon Flores Gonzalez, Alexander W. Pastuszak

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A diagnosis of infertility in the male or female partner within a couple can cause significant stress, leading to sexual dysfunction in either or both partners. The causes of infertility and the related sexual dysfunction can be organic or psychosocial in nature, but are frequently linked. As such, having a more complete understanding of the interplay between the organic and psychosocial factors relating infertility and sexual dysfunction, as well as an understanding of treatments addressing both types of causes, is essential to successful treatment of these patients. Here, we discuss the interplay between infertility and sexual dysfunction in the man, woman, and the couple and focus on psychosocial interventions in the setting of the couple.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManagement of Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women
Subtitle of host publicationAn Interdisciplinary Approach
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781493931002
ISBN (Print)9781493930999
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Couple
  • Infertility
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Sexual dysfunction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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