Heath - related quality of life (HRQoL) is now considered as an important outcome measure in many clinical settings. Quality of life (QoL) can further indicate the directions that are needed to treat different patient populations more efficiently . Since infertility and its treatment has several psychosocial effects on infertile couples, studying HRQoL in these groups of people is very crucial.
Undoubtedly the clinical efforts and technology improved outcomes in infertile couples. However, concerns about QoL in this group of people because of the nature of the disease and its treatment remind us to realize that although the treatment of infertility is important but the QoL of these patients is also equally important. Investigations on infertility are voluminous, and have shown that involuntary childlessness can be devastating, and it is associated with psychological distress . The effects of infertility seem to be comprehensive, and are not restricted to sexual or reproductive areas of life, but its impact burden on several psychosocial areas of human existence. Impairments have been reported regarding distinct aspects, such as psychopathology, relationship abilities, marital life, family life, and economic terms.
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