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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/jmfp

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Investigation of psychosomatic aspects of gynecological and andrological diseases and infertility: a review of contemporary international researches 1932

Lantsburg M.E., PhD in Biology, Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology Chair, the Head of Centre of Perinatal Psychology of the Educational Psychology Faculty, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, marina@mamapapa.ru
Krysanova T.V., perinatal psychologist, Center for Preparations for Childbirth and Parenthood "The Solar Circle", Moscow, Russia, rabotnovatv@mail.ru
Solovyeva E.V., Applicant, Chair of Age Psychology, Department of Psychology of Education, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE), Moscow, Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, mamproject@yandex.ru
Abstract
In recent decades, the increasing worldwide problems in the reproductive sphere of people, the problem of preserving reproductive health of the population has become very topical, it requires joint medical and psychological efforts. This article presents a review of more than 70 modern English-language scientific publications devoted to the study of psychological and psychosomatic peculiarities of men, women and couples with reproductive disorders and psychological predictors and consequences of these problems. The best known and the least explored psychological aspects of reproductive disorders are highlighted, the results of research are described, also R. Linder’s psychotherapeutic method of preventing premature births is outlined. The article has two parts: the first part presents the research of psychosomatic aspects of male and female reproductive diseases, including infertility; the second one is devoted to psychological and psychosomatic disorders of women during pregnancy and childbirth

Keywords: reproductive disorders, infertility, stress, psychosomatics, anxiety, high-risk pregnancy, obstetrics complications, habitual miscarriage, premature birth, psychology of reproduction

Column: Clinical psychology

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2016050209

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