Psycho - social effects of male infertility in Iranian women: a qualitative study

Karimi, Fatemeh Zahra and Taghipour, Ali and Latifnejad Roudsari, Robab and Kimiaee, Seyed Ali and Mazloum, Seyed Reza and Amirian, Maliheh (2016) Psycho - social effects of male infertility in Iranian women: a qualitative study. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 19 (10). pp. 20-32.

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Abstract

Introduction: Despite the fact that women and men are equally the cause of infertility, however, due to social prejudices, infertility is considered a female problem and that is why even in male factor infertility, women usually face with more social and family problems and bear the main burden of infertility. Therefore, recognizing their issues in this field would be of the utmost importance and may determine the social consequences of this phenomenon for women; so, this study was performed with aim to determine the psycho-social effects of male infertility in Iranian women. Methods: This qualitative study was carried out using conventional content analysis. Data collection was conducted using 30 individual in-depth semi-structured interviews. Participants were selected through purposeful sampling until reaching to information � among the women who their husbands were infertile. All interviews were recorded and typed word by word. Data were analyzed using MAXqda software and conventional content analysis. Results: Data analysis emerged one main category:

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 14:35
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 14:35
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1771

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