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Article: Swinging in a pendulum: Ambivalence among women experiencing IVF treatment failure

TitleSwinging in a pendulum: Ambivalence among women experiencing IVF treatment failure
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherJSciMed Central. The Journal's web site is located at https://www.jscimedcentral.com/FamilyMedicine/
Citation
Journal of Family Medicine & Community Health, 2015, v. 2 n. 8, p. article no. 1065 How to Cite?
AbstractAbstract: With the advancement in technology, many couples with infertility choose in vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment as a significant mean to achieve their dream of parenthood. However, with very low success rate, many of them face treatment failures and experience complicated emotions. In our qualitative study, we have contacted women (N=16) who have experienced IVF treatment failure, and were considering to continue on next treatment in order to conceive. During the focus groups launched, they revealed many ambivalent thoughts throughout the whole treatment. They swung between making their decisions and stances on various aspects, with more salient themes in treatment goals, continuation of treatment, husband’s involvement and disclosure issues. They tended to seek for intimacy of others by wishing to be cared and accompanied throughout the treatment, but at the same time kept distance by shouldering all the suffering without sharing. These thoughts will be discussed and analyzed under adult attachment theory.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/231267
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dc.contributor.authorWONG, QS-
dc.contributor.authorChan, CHY-
dc.contributor.authorTam, MYJ-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-20T05:21:55Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-20T05:21:55Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Family Medicine & Community Health, 2015, v. 2 n. 8, p. article no. 1065-
dc.identifier.issn2379-0547-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/231267-
dc.description.abstractAbstract: With the advancement in technology, many couples with infertility choose in vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment as a significant mean to achieve their dream of parenthood. However, with very low success rate, many of them face treatment failures and experience complicated emotions. In our qualitative study, we have contacted women (N=16) who have experienced IVF treatment failure, and were considering to continue on next treatment in order to conceive. During the focus groups launched, they revealed many ambivalent thoughts throughout the whole treatment. They swung between making their decisions and stances on various aspects, with more salient themes in treatment goals, continuation of treatment, husband’s involvement and disclosure issues. They tended to seek for intimacy of others by wishing to be cared and accompanied throughout the treatment, but at the same time kept distance by shouldering all the suffering without sharing. These thoughts will be discussed and analyzed under adult attachment theory.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherJSciMed Central. The Journal's web site is located at https://www.jscimedcentral.com/FamilyMedicine/-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Family Medicine & Community Health-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleSwinging in a pendulum: Ambivalence among women experiencing IVF treatment failure-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChan, CHY: chancelia@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailTam, MYJ: myjtam@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChan, CHY=rp00498-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros263244-
dc.identifier.volume2-
dc.identifier.issue8-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 1065-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 1065-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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