Soumya Kashiv, Amreen Khan


According to WHO, infertility is a disease of reproductive system
defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months
or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse(1). This
pathological entity robs the infertile couples of the right, instinct and
need to procreate, for that being the ultimate aim(2). Globally, more
than 70 million couples are reported infertile who more often than not
suffer from negative psychological disturbances due to conflux of
individual, interpersonal, social and spiritual expectations(3). These
couples are often excluded socially. Among others, infertile women
suffer from depression more often as they can't bear a child and are
often blamed for it. Now, with the changing times, trends of adopting
orphan child are changing. Although adoption remains a largely underresearched
field in India, it has got huge potential to prove as an
alternative strategy for infertility management.

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