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    Exploring the experiences of four men living with involuntary childlessness in midlife

    Fieldsend, Megumi and Smith, Jonathan A. (2021) Exploring the experiences of four men living with involuntary childlessness in midlife. Journal of Loss and Trauma , ISSN 1532-5024. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    While considerable research has focused on medicalized infertility for women living with involuntary childlessness, far less attention has been placed on men. This exploratory study focuses on four British men using data collected through semi-structured interviews. The data were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis, and four over-arching themes emerged: personal impact of loss; losing interpersonal connections; turning loss into inner strength; and reforming identity through nurturing relationships. The findings highlight the men’s grief over their loss and the meaning-making to their everyday lives, adding experiential understanding helpful for health professionals and researchers.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Jonathan Smith
    Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2021 13:55
    Last Modified: 12 Jun 2021 06:36
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/43088

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