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Title: Building resilience: a preliminary exploration of women's perceptions of the use of acupuncture as an adjunct to In Vitro Fertilisation
Authors: De Lacey, Sheryl Lynne
Smith, Caroline A
Paterson, Charlotte
Keywords: Public health
Women
Fertility
Acupuncture
Alternative Medicine
In vitro fertilisation
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Citation: De Lacey, S.L., Smith, C.A., & Paterson, C., 2009. Building resilience: a preliminary exploration of women's perceptions of the use of acupuncture as an adjunct to In Vitro Fertilisation. BMC Alternative Medicine, 9(50), 1-11.
Abstract: In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is now an accepted and effective treatment for infertility, however IVF is acknowledged as contributing to, rather than lessening, the overall psychosocial effects of infertility. Psychological and counselling interventions have previously been widely recommended in parallel with infertility treatments but whilst in many jurisdictions counselling is recommended or mandatory, it may not be widely used. Acupuncture is increasingly used as an adjunct to IVF, in this preliminary study we sought to investigate the experience of infertile women who had used acupuncture to improve their fertility.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26259
ISSN: 1472-6882
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