The experience of infertility a review of recent literature - Greil. The purpose of the study is to evaluate existing literature for possible associations between female infertility, infertility-associated diagnoses, and the following areas of disease: psychiatric disorders, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic dysfunction. The patients were women included in 26 selected studies due to a diagnosis of infertility or a reproductive disorder associated with infertility. A literature review of studies of the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions concludes that the evidence does not yet support the conclusion that counselling is beneficial Boivin 2003. More infertility patients express a need for counselling than actually seek it Boivin et al. 1999.