Personality and Couple Characteristics of Menand Women from Infertile Marriages

Authors: P. Weiss;  I. Matějů;  V. Urbánek
Authors‘ workplace: Sexuologický ústav 1. LF UK, Praha, přednosta doc. MUDr. J. Zvěřina, CSc.
Published in: Čes. Gynek.2004, , č. 1 s. 42-47


To estimate the basic personality and couple characteristics of men and women frominfertile marriages.Design: Research psychodiagnostical study.Setting: Institute of Sexology, 1st Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Iscare IVF,Prague.Methods: 38 couples applying for assisted fertilization were psychologically examined by standardpsychodiagnostical methods.Results: Men and women from infertile couples displayed moderate anomal behavioral characteristics,men from these couples are more neurotic than general population, women display moreanxiety and social desirability. The relations in these marriages are not substantially disturbedand are even less confl ictuous and the consistency of the male and female roles is even betterthan in general population. Men from infertile couples are perceived by themselves as well as bytheir wives as less masculine.Conclusion: In men and women from examined couples there were no serious personality anomaliesand the relations in these marriages were not substantially disturbed by infertility.

Key words:
infertile couples, psychological characteristics, coupled characteristics

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