Infertility Support Groups
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Mutual support groups whose members are individuals and/or couples who are coping with infertility. Groups may address infertility in a general way or may be structured to deal the inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term; infertility related to a specific cause such as endometriosis or DES; male factor infertility; stepparents or older couples dealing with infertility; in vitro fertilization, sperm/egg donation and other forms of assisted reproductive technology; or other specific issues. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes, discuss important decisions regarding treatment and care or whether to adopt, learn new coping strategies, and come to terms with the stresses and emotions that are part of the infertility experience.
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