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The impact of infertility experiences and fertility treatments on women’s emotional well-being and work outcomes


The invisible challenge of infertility affects 1 in 6 Australian couples of reproductive ages. Reproductive age is often the prime of one s career. Fertility treatments are lengthy and emotionally draining processes in which significant variability in family interference with work and emotional states is expected. This study investigates the work and emotional outcomes for women experiencing infertility and those undergoing fertility treatments over time. The study advances diversity and work-life literature by addressing the temporal aspect of infertility. By gaining a better understanding of the work and emotional impact of infertility on employees, the study will inform organizations on how to better support these employees when developing their diversity and equity human resource practices.