AFSPA Talks Infertility and Mental Health

June 13, 2022 AFSPA Season 6 Episode 1
AFSPA Talks Infertility and Mental Health
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Today AFSPA Talks kicks off a month-long focus on infertility and family formation with a focus on the mental health. Experiencing challenges conceiving, facing a diagnosis of infertility, and considering ways to expand your family including ART procedures and adoption have effects beyond physical health. They can cause depression and anxiety, put strain on relationships, and more. Our guest today, Alicia Janik, PsyD, addresses the broad effects of infertility and family formation on our mental health.

If you missed our first AFSPA Live, please visit:

Coping With Infertility, Miscarriage, and Neonatal Loss: Finding Perspective and Creating Meaning by Amy Wenzel
PSI HelpLine:

Dr. Janik Intro
Mental and Emotional Stress
When getting a Medical Diagnosis
Process of Seeking Treatment
Successful Fertility Treatments
Unsuccessful Fertility Treatments
Alternative Options
Overseas Challenges
Final Thoughts