Experiences of infertility through the lens of Iranian infertile women: A qualitative study
Article first published online: 30 MAR 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Japan Journal of Nursing Science © 2012 Japan Academy of Nursing Science
Japan Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 10, Issue 1, pages 41–46, June 2013
How to Cite
BEHBOODI-MOGHADAM, Z., SALSALI, M., EFTEKHAR-ARDABILY, H., VAISMORADI, M. and RAMEZANZADEH, F. (2013), Experiences of infertility through the lens of Iranian infertile women: A qualitative study. Japan Journal of Nursing Science, 10: 41–46. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-7924.2012.00208.x
- Issue published online: 5 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 30 MAR 2012
- Received 30 March 2011; accepted 22 January 2012.
- content analysis;
- infertile women;
- qualitative research
Aim: The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the experiences of Iranian infertile women regarding infertility.
Methods: A qualitative design, based on a content analysis approach, was used to reach this study aim. After employing purposive sampling to choose 10 women who were seeking infertility treatment at a referral center in Tehran, Iran, semi-structured interviews were carried out to gather data.
Results: During the data analysis, four main themes emerged including “abuse”, “marital instability”, “social isolation”, and “loss of self- esteem”.
Conclusion: Infertility influences both the psychological and social well-being of women. Improving the knowledge of healthcare professionals especially nurses about the complications of infertility and its related cultural–contextual factors are crucial in order to provide high quality care to infertile women.