"Couples experiencing infertility will definitely experience considerable stress"
Couples experiencing infertility will definitely experience considerable stress. The stress a woman experiences when not being able to conceive has been compared to the stress a person experiences when suffering a major medical illness such as cancer.
It is still debated whether stress causes infertility but it can certainly interrupt a normal sex life resulting in less frequent sex. Stress can even interfere with ovulation. Stress of infertility can cause performance anxiety and many men find it difficult to have timed intercourse.
The initial diagnosis of infertility is stressful. There is high anxiety when testing for infertility is being performed – emotions include fear, hope and maybe relief. Fertility treatment often involves a series of steps and hurdles and sometimes disappointment when the treatment is unsuccessful.