Religiosity: Its Impact on Coping Styles Among Women Undergoing Fertility Treatment Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The Israeli worldview places great significance on childbearing. This could create emotional and ethical difficulties for women coping with fertility issues in addition to their treatments. This study examined the relations between coping strategies and level of religiosity in 159 women undergoing infertility treatment. Statistically significant relations were found between the problem-solving coping style and religious observance (p < 0.01) and religious beliefs (p < 0.05). An inverse correlation was found between the emotional coping style and religious beliefs (p < 0.001). Health professionals should recognize the patient’s coping styles and understand the patient’s religious belief system as part of an ongoing fertility treatment.

publication date

  • January 1, 2017