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Where are all the men? The marginalization of men in social scientific research on infertility
(Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 2013-06)
There is a wealth of research exploring the psychological consequences of infertility and assisted reproduction technology: a substantial body of sociological and anthropological work on ‘reproductive disruptions’ of many ...
Oocyte cryopreservation for social reasons: demographic profile and disposal intentions of UK users
A small number of studies from the USA and Europe have provided some data on the profile and characteristics of women who have undergone oocyte cryopreservation for what has been termed elective, social or non-medical ...
‘We needed to change the mission statement of the marriage’: biographical disruptions, appraisals and revisions among couples living with endometriosis
The concept of biographical disruption has been widely applied in sociological explorations of chronic illness and has been subject to much theoretical scrutiny, reflection and development. However, little attention has ...
Crossing borders for fertility treatment: motivations, destinations and outcomes of UK fertility travellers.
(Oxford University Press, 2011)
Fit to father? Online accounts of lifestyle changes and help-seeking on a male infertility board.
The reproductive realm is routinely viewed as a feminised space requiring women’s commitment and labour. By contrast, men’s procreative contributions and ‘reproductive masculinity’ is represented as unproblematic, with men ...
The social and psychological impact of endometriosis on women's lives: a critical narrative review
(Oxford Journals, 2013-07)
BACKGROUND Endometriosis is a chronic condition affecting between 2 and 17% of women of reproductive age. Common symptoms are chronic pelvic pain, fatigue, congestive dysmenorrhoea, heavy menstrual bleeding and deep ...
A qualitative study of patients' experiences of participating in SPACE FOR COPD: A self-management Programme of Activitiy, Coping and Education
(ERJ Open Research, 2017-10)
Aims: To understand experiences of participation in a supported self-management programme for COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Background: There is a wealth of clinical trials examining the outcomes of ...
Making ‘assisted world families’? Parenting projects and family practices in the context of globalised gamete donation.
(Sociological Research Online, 2017-05-31)
As a culturally pervasive technology, IVF and its related techniques have globalised at a rapid rate, spreading to most regions of the world. As one corollary of this development, cross-border assisted reproduction has ...
Endometriosis: Improving the wellbeing of couples, Summary report and recommendations
(De Montfort University, 2013-10-01)
Cross-border assisted reproduction: a qualitative account of UK travellers' experiences
(Taylor and Francis, 2016-05-04)
Surveys on patients’ experiences of cross-border fertility treatment have reported a range of positive and challenging features. However, the number of such studies is limited and there is no detailed qualitative account ...