Managing multiple goals during fertility treatment: An interpretative phenomenological analysis
AffiliationUniversity of Derby
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AbstractThis study investigated how men and women made sense of multiple goals during fertility treatment. Both members of three heterosexual couples participated in two or three semi-structured interviews over 6 months, producing 14 accounts, which were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. The goal of biological parenthood dominates assumptions in infertility research, but its importance varied between participants, who balanced that goal with retaining emotional well-being, avoiding financial difficulties and maintaining their relationship. These themes are discussed in the context of the self-regulation model, which allows fertility treatment experiences to be conceptualised more broadly than do other models.
CitationPhillips, E, et al (2014) 'Managing multiple goals during fertility treatment: An interpretative phenomenological analysis' Journal of Health Psychology, 19 (4):531.
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
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