Title

The [Infertility] Struggle is Real: Mental Health Treatment for Spiritual African American Women Diagnosed with Infertility

Conference Strand

Teaching, Training, and Supervision

Abstract

The psycho-emotional impact infertility has on the well-being of religious or spiritual African American women has been disregarded in the literature, with most infertility research consisting of high-income Caucasian women and couples. Research by the presenter revealed that cultural and religious beliefs about infertility, coupled with the stigma about receiving formal mental health service results in African American women feeling the need to be strong and silent about their infertility, thus impacting help-seeking.

Description

See Abstract

Evidence

Not available- external review.

Format

Individual Presentations

Biographical Sketch

Kristy Christopher-Holloway is an Assistant Professor at Lindsey Wilson College.

Location

Virtual Conference

Start Date

2-12-2021 11:15 AM

End Date

2-12-2021 12:15 PM

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The [Infertility] Struggle is Real: Mental Health Treatment for Spiritual African American Women Diagnosed with Infertility

Virtual Conference

The psycho-emotional impact infertility has on the well-being of religious or spiritual African American women has been disregarded in the literature, with most infertility research consisting of high-income Caucasian women and couples. Research by the presenter revealed that cultural and religious beliefs about infertility, coupled with the stigma about receiving formal mental health service results in African American women feeling the need to be strong and silent about their infertility, thus impacting help-seeking.