Women's experience of female infertility

Fahami, F.; Hoseinighochani, S.; Ehsanpour, S.; Zargham, A.
June 2014
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p45
Academic Journal
Introduction: Approximately 15% of all couples in the reproductive ages are involuntarily childless, and infertility is the third cause of divorce in Iran. The purpose of this study was to explore women's experience of female infertility. Materials and Methods: Descriptive phenomenological method was used to determine these experiences. The data was collected by deep interviewing with 14 interfile women. Results: In related with infertility phenomenon we obtained four general concepts: 1) Personal anxiety. 2) Challenge with communications. 3) Effects of believes and religion. 4) Problems associated with treatment process. Conclusion: According to our emerged result in this study, it seems that all aspects of infertile women's life are affected by infertility. Thus, designing and accomplishment of consultive and supportive programs play very important roles for giving better cares to infertile women.


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