Psychological Aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technologies: a Review of Foreign and Russian Studies

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Abstract

The article provides an overview of modern foreign studies on the psychological aspects of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Research areas have been identified: ethical issues of ART methods; psychological aspects of infertility; psychological factors of treatment; psychological intervention during treatment; methodological research apparatus; methods of psychological assistance to ART patients. The article introduces paradigm shifts from the psychological causes of infertility to the psychological consequences of infertility and treatment problems. The results of the studies indicate the ambiguity of the relationship of negative mental states of patients with the success of treatment. The lack of elaborated methodological foundations and theoretical approaches to this problem in foreign studies is noted, in contrast to national works based on the theory of functional systems, the doctrine of the dominant and modern perinatal and reproductive psychology.

General Information

Keywords: assisted reproductive technologies, experience of infertility, psychological factors of treatment success, psychological assistance

Journal rubric: Clinical Psychology

Article type: review article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2022110103

For citation: Filippova G.G. Psychological Aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technologies: a Review of Foreign and Russian Studies [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2022. Vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 26–38. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2022110103. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Galina G. Filippova, Doctor of Psychology, Rektor, Private Institution of Additional Professional Education "Institute of Perinatal and Reproductive Psychology", Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4177-3566, e-mail: filippova_galina@mail.ru