Friday Aug 04, 2023

Dr. Brennan D. Peterson: Coping With Male Infertility as a Couple in a Family | All Together #30

Welcome back to another insightful episode of All Together: The Family Science Insights Podcast. Join host Dina Sargeant as we embark on a profound exploration of the emotionally charged journey of coping with male infertility as a couple in a family. Infertility is a challenging and emotionally exhausting journey for any couple dreaming of building a family. Traditionally, the burden of infertility has been associated with women. However, in recent years, there has been a growing recognition of male infertility as a significant factor in the struggle to conceive.

Today, we are honored to have the esteemed Dr. Brennan D. Peterson as our guest. Dr. Brennan is a professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Chapman University. He specializes in helping people who have experienced childhood trauma, infertility, and loss, also helping couples increase their relationship satisfaction, emotional connection, and recovery from infidelity. Holding a Ph.D. from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Dr. Brennan's research focuses on the mental health implications of infertility including couple coping processes and fertility awareness issues.

Delving deeper into the topic of male infertility, Dr. Brennan will shed light on its profound effects on the overall experience of coping with infertility as a family. We will explore the societal stigmas surrounding male factor infertility and uncover the unique challenges that couples face when male infertility becomes a part of their journey towards parenthood.

Not least, get ready to take notes as Dr. Brennan shares essential strategies for families to navigate societal expectations and pressures related to male fertility. Together, we will explore recommended coping mechanisms to help families overcome the resulting stigma and build a strong, supportive foundation during this challenging time.

Visit Dr. Brennan D. Peterson’s official profile on Chapman University’s website at 

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