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Table 3 Self-reported effects of infertility on psychological well-being of individuals

From: Self-reported effects of infertility on marital relationships among fertility clients at a public health facility in Accra, Ghana

Statement Frequency Percentage (%)
Psychological trauma due to infertility   
 Yes 98 87.5
 No 14 12.5
Expression of psychological trauma (n = 98)   
 Crying for days without eating 40 40.8
 Blaming one-self for being infertile 44 44.9
 Quarrelling with people over the least provocation 14 14.3
Contemplation of suicide   
 Yes 13 11.6
 No 99 88.4
  1. Source: Field work, 2014