The Israeli Experience of Infertility and Mind/Body Treatments

Keren Gefen developed a joint research project with Bar Ilan University on the experience in Israeli society of infertility, infertility treatment and Mind/Body interventions for stress reduction. We explored and examined the unique characteristics of experiences in Israeli society in general and within different sectors in israeli society in particular. Our study objective was to identify improvements and appropriate tailoring of interventions for the Israeli population. We also focused on the efficacy of Mind/Body interventions in reducing symptoms of depression and stress levels of women coping with infertility. Our research has received Helsinki ethical approval.

Gefen CBT Mind/Body Fertility Protocol, Egg Donation Module


Poster Presentations

The Advances in Women’s Health Conference (AWH), Dubai, December 2021
Ayala (IFA/Israel Fertility Association) Annual Conference, May 2018, Israel
The 5th Annual Jefferson Infertility Counseling Conference, May 2018, Philadelphia
The Ayala (IFA/Israel Fertility Association) Annual Conference, May 2017
“2016 NASPOG” – Biennial Meeting, the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City, Spring 2016 
The Ayala (IFA/Israel Fertility Association) Annual Conference, 2016
“45th Annual European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT) Congress”, September 2015

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