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    Being the wife or partner of an infertile man is not easy. How do you help him cope? How do you cope? Should you use donor sperm? How to get him to talk about his infertility and help develop a plan? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Andrea Braverman, a Professor with appointments in the Department of OB/Gyn and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. Since 1985, Dr. Braverman has worked as a health psychologist with a specialty in infertility counseling, third party reproduction and medical health management issues.

     

    + Highlights of the show (click to expand)

    • Coping with blame when one person in the relationship is infertile and the other is fertile.
    • How can both partners resolve their individual and communal grief?
    • Self-blame is common. “It is my fault my husband is not a dad.”
    • Imbalance of power in the decision making when one partner is infertile.
    • Coping with the guilt of putting your partner through all the pain, time, and money associated with fertility treatment.
    • How to address third party reproduction when using donor sperm or donor egg would be the “easiest” and cheapest route to go, but would mean that the infertile partner would not have a genetic connection to the child?
    • Getting your partner to talk about his/her infertility.
    • Considering divorce.
    • How to find a qualified therapist knowledgeable about infertility issues and grief.
    • Special issues facing same sex couples.

     

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    Image credit: Hernán Piñera
    Show originally aired in 2014.

     

    05/07/2017 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2017 Shows, Infertility, Infertility Radio Shows, Radio Show | 0 Comments


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