Electronic Physician, Volume (7), No (7), Year (2015-11) , Pages (1449-1457)

Title : ( Cognitive emotional consequence of male infertility on their female partners: a qualitative content analysis )

Authors: F. Z. Karimi , A. Taghipour , R. L. Roudsari , Seyed Ali kimiaei , S. R. Mazlom , M. Amirian ,

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Introduction: Infertility, as a global phenomenon and one of the most important issues of reproductive health, affects women more often than men, even when they are not the cause of the infertility. The purpose of this study is to explore the cognitive emotional experiences of women faced with male infertility. Methods: This qualitative study was conducted in 2014–2015 in Mashhad, Iran. The perceptions and experiences of healthy women whose husbands were diagnosed with primary male factor infertility were investigated using a qualitative content analysis approach. Participants were selected through purposeful sampling, and data collection was conducted using in-depth semistructured interviews. Data were analyzed using conventional content analysis with MAXqda software. Study rigor was verified via criteria proposed by Lincoln and Guba. Results: One main theme emerged through analysis: cognitive emotional reactions when confronted with male infertility diagnosis with subthemes of disbelief and denial; fear and apprehension; suffering and emotional distress; disappointment, frustration, confusion, and joy. Conclusion: The diagnosis of male infertility is associated with important emotional cognitive consequences for their female partners. Emotional support, providing new insights into how to treat the issue, and trying to shorten the process of diagnosis are necessary for these women. This kind of support could reduce the psychological effects of confrontation with the diagnosis of male infertility, including social insecurity for women.

Keywords

, Keywords: women, male infertility, content analysis, cognition,
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@article{paperid:1052982,
author = {F. Z. Karimi and A. Taghipour and R. L. Roudsari and Kimiaei, Seyed Ali and S. R. Mazlom and M. Amirian},
title = {Cognitive emotional consequence of male infertility on their female partners: a qualitative content analysis},
journal = {Electronic Physician},
year = {2015},
volume = {7},
number = {7},
month = {November},
issn = {2008-5842},
pages = {1449--1457},
numpages = {8},
keywords = {Keywords: women; male infertility; content analysis; cognition; emotional},
}

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%0 Journal Article
%T Cognitive emotional consequence of male infertility on their female partners: a qualitative content analysis
%A F. Z. Karimi
%A A. Taghipour
%A R. L. Roudsari
%A Kimiaei, Seyed Ali
%A S. R. Mazlom
%A M. Amirian
%J Electronic Physician
%@ 2008-5842
%D 2015

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