International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Since Year 2012 | Open Access | Double Blind Reviewed

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Research Paper | Gynaecology | India | Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016

Experiences of Women Undergoing Treatment for Primary Infertility ? A Qualitative Study (Preliminary Assessment)

Supriya Pottal Ray [2] | Dr Nilima Bhor

Abstract: Introduction This article describes the womens experience during the period of treatment for infertility. Methodology A total of 15 samples were interviewed through a semi structured interview guide, the responses to which were tape recorded. Inclusion criteria involved samples who were diagnosed with primary infertility after one year of marriage and registered for treatment. Responses were content analyzed by both the researchers along with the language expert. The analysis yielded agreed upon 40 codes clustered into 5 themes quality of life, burden of the disease, reaction, foundation/support, adoption. Results The findings discusses the psychological stress these women undergo during the course of treatment, they carry with the burden of the treatment in terms of time investment, financial resources, societal reaction which they have to confront daily. The feeling to be heard for and to ventilate their thought processes needs to be taken into account. Treatment modality calls for the involvement of counselling sessions for the entire family of these women to help them cope up with course of treatment. Conclusion The study emphasizes that women undergoing treatment for infertility undergo stress in various spheres and need to ventilate their feelings, in long term this may have an effect on the treatment outcome.

Keywords: Infertility, treatment, womens experience

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016,

Pages: 170 - 174

How to Cite this Article?

Supriya Pottal Ray, Dr Nilima Bhor, "Experiences of Women Undergoing Treatment for Primary Infertility ? A Qualitative Study (Preliminary Assessment)", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016, pp. 170-174,

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