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Men, Women, and Infertility: Intervention and Treatment Strategies, by Aline P. Zoldbrod

Men, Women, and Infertility: Intervention and Treatment Strategies

by Aline P. Zoldbrod

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Format: Hardcover, 256pp. 
ISBN: 0669272701
Publisher: Lexington Books 
Pub. Date: November 1993

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Editorial Reviews

Book review, national RESOLVE newsletter, Winter, l994 edition. 
Zoldbrod's insights and sensitivity to the different ways men and women experience infertility is a major strength of this book.

Book review, Fertility News, newsletter of the Journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine 
"... Highly recommended reading. .. Both patients and physicians will find this book helpful...

Merle Bombadieri, M.S.W. , BCD. Former clinical head of RESOLVE, Inc. . Author, The Baby Decision.
The perfect tool kit for every therapist working with infertile couples. ...A compendium of innovative and supereffective techniques...

Book Description 

Men, Women and Infertility: Intervention and Treatment Techniques is a book for medical and psychological professionals which gives concrete strategies to help patients deal with the stresses of infertility: the invasive medical treatments, the guilt, depression, shame, pessimism, anxiety, relationship and sexual problems, and assaults to self esteeem and sexual self esteem. Cognitive behavioral and imagery techniques are shown through case studies. There is a chapter on helping pregnant women patients with a prior history of miscarriage to manage their anxiety during subsequent pregnancies. There are two chapters on sexuality, looking at sexual trauma and at gender differences in how men and women react to sexuality during infertility.

About the Author 

Dr. Zoldbrod is a Boston-based psychologist and AASECT-certified sex therapist who is internationally recognized as an expert in the psychology of infertility. She has been the keynote speaker for RESOLVE Chapter conferences from Coast to Coast, and she has lectured to infertility consumers and professionals in Canada and as far away as Australia. Topics include: Coping Strategies; Imagery as a Coping Strategy; Infertility as Trauma: How to Help Patients Cope; Infertility and Sexuality; Men, Women and Infertility; and Coping with the Fear of Miscarriage. Zoldbrod was on the National Board of Directors of RESOLVE for a decade. She is the author of "Getting Around the Boulder in the Road: Using Imagery to Cope with Fertility Problems "(1990), a self help book for patients which has been highly recommended by national Resolve and ASRM. She is also the author of Sex Smart: How Your Childhood Shaped Your Sexual Life and What to Do About It. (1998, New Harbinger).

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Men, Women, and Infertility explores the impact of infertility on virtually every aspect of personality. Aline Zoldbrod, a certified sex therapist as well as a licensed psychologist, looks at some of the most important but neglected questions facing infertile couples. Men, Women, and Infertility is the first book written expressly for the professionals - therapists, infertility nurses and doctors - who help couples cope with these painful issues. Yet at the same time, it is accessible to the patients themselves. It validates many of their fears and questions and lets them know that they are far from alone.

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