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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150949
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Infertility treatment's effect on women's thoughts on the family
Abstract:
Infertility treatment's effect on women's thoughts on the family
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Watanabe, Chikako, PhD, RN, NMW, MN
P.I. Institution Name:Toho University
Title:Lecturer
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: Women who terminated infertility treatment were studied to determine how their experiences affected their views and thoughts on the family.
Methods:  Participants described life events prior to terminating treatment and their thoughts and feelings at the time.  Participants were interviewed regarding their thoughts about their husbands and parents.  Content analysis of interview transcripts identified events relating to the participants? views and thoughts on the family.
Results: Having divorced parents and not feeling loved by one parent, participants wanted to return to better days by becoming parents.  With a failed first marriage, participants sensed how fragile a marriage without children was.  Seeing the family as the cornerstone of one?s life, participants longed to have children.  Participants felt that a couple had to have children; they felt bound by the supremacy of motherhood, i.e. they would be fully recognized only after having a child.  Husbands and family had not mentioned infertility, but this lack of mention left participants feeling pressured to have a child.  Participants strove to meet the expectations of husbands and family and felt guilty about the treatment failing.  Thus, deciding to terminate treatment was difficult despite awareness of the limits of reproductive medicine and age.  Recognizing the pains the participants had gone to, husbands encouraged them to terminate treatment, dispelling the sense that ?a true family bond exists once there?s a child? and facilitating the decision to terminate treatment.
Conclusion: For infertile women, experience with divorce and one?s upbringing were linked to the desire to have a child.  These women felt they had to live up to the expectations of their family.  Nurses must display empathic understanding of the struggles and complex thoughts of women facing infertility treatment and support them so that they can make their own decisions.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInfertility treatment's effect on women's thoughts on the familyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150949-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Infertility treatment's effect on women's thoughts on the family</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Watanabe, Chikako, PhD, RN, NMW, MN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Toho University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">chichi@med.toho-u.ac.jp</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;Women who terminated infertility treatment were studied to determine how their experiences affected their views and thoughts on the family. <br/>Methods:&nbsp;&nbsp;Participants described life events prior to terminating treatment and their thoughts and feelings at the time. &nbsp;Participants were interviewed regarding their thoughts about their husbands and parents.&nbsp; Content analysis of interview transcripts identified events relating to the participants? views and thoughts on the family. <br/>Results:&nbsp;Having divorced parents and not feeling loved by one parent, participants wanted to return to better days by becoming parents.&nbsp; With a failed first marriage, participants sensed how fragile a marriage without children was.&nbsp; Seeing the family as the cornerstone of one?s life, participants longed to have children.&nbsp; Participants felt that a couple had to have children; they felt bound by the supremacy of motherhood, i.e. they would be fully recognized only after having a child.&nbsp; Husbands and family had not mentioned infertility, but this lack of mention left participants feeling pressured to have a child.&nbsp; Participants strove to meet the expectations of husbands and family and felt guilty about the treatment failing.&nbsp; Thus, deciding to terminate treatment was difficult despite awareness of the limits of reproductive medicine and age.&nbsp; Recognizing the pains the participants had gone to, husbands encouraged them to terminate treatment, dispelling the sense that ?a true family bond exists once there?s a child? and facilitating the decision to terminate treatment. <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp;For infertile women, experience with divorce and one?s upbringing were linked to the desire to have a child.&nbsp; These women felt they had to live up to the expectations of their family.&nbsp; Nurses must display empathic understanding of the struggles and complex thoughts of women facing infertility treatment and support them so that they can make their own decisions.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:47:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:47:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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