Year: 1999 Source: Human Reproduction, v.14, no.4, (April 1999), p.934-938 SIEC No: 19990815

A questionnaire was sent in 1997 to 2000 members of two of the largest national infertility support organizations in the United Kingdom. A total of 980 questionnaires were completed & returned. A wide range of negative emotions were experienced by respondents. One in five said they experienced suicidal feelings. This degree of emotional distress has been confirmed by other studies. This finding is disturbing given the lack of counselling services reported by survey respondents. (15 refs.)