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Att inte kunna få barn: Mäns upplevelser av infertilitet
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Not being able to have children : Men’s experience of infertility (English)
Abstract [sv]

Infertilitet är en diagnos som kan drabba både män och kvinnor men mannens upplevelser är betydligt mindre utforskat än kvinnans upplevelser. En litteraturstudie genomfördes där syftet med studien var att belysa mäns upplevelser av att leva med infertilitet. Resultatet bygger på 11 vetenskapliga artiklar och består av fyra kategorier; Känslomässiga aspekter, Upplevelser av livspåverkan, Sociala aspekter och Upplevelser av stöd och information utanför relation och familj. Resultatet påvisar att infertilitet kan innebära många olika blandade känslor, exempelvis frustration, skuld, hjälplöshet, besvikelse och utanförskap. Ett alternativ för att uppnå graviditet var att genomgå fertilitetsbehandling, vilket kunde upplevas vara mycket påfrestande. Under behandlingsprocessen kände många män att deras största roll var att vara där för att stödja sin partner. Infertilitet upplevdes även som svårt att samtala om utanför relationen med partnern. För en del av männen blev internetforum för infertila en mötesplats, där de kunde utbyta information samt erfarenheter angående deras livssituation. Männens upplevelser angående hälso- och sjukvårdspersonal varierade. En del tyckte att de fick mycket stöd medan andra upplevde att information från hälso- och sjukvårdspersonalen var knapphändig och det hade kunnat uppmärksammas mer. Männen hanterade sin situation olika, majoriteten sökte stöd hos partnern medan andra män istället sökte sig till familjen. Isolering blev en vanlig konsekvens av infertiliteten då männen inte ville belasta sin familj och vänner.         

Abstract [en]

Infertility is a diagnosis that can effect both men and women but the man’s experiences are far less explored than the woman’s experiences. A literature study was done, where the aim of the study was to highlight men's experiences of living with infertility. The result is based on 11 scientific articles and shows four categories; Emotional aspects, Experiences of life impact, Social aspects and Experiences of support and information outside the relationship and family. The result shows that infertility can mean many different mixed emotions, such as frustration, guilt, helplessness, disappointment and isolation. One option for achieving pregnancy was to undergo fertility treatment, which could be perceived as very trying. During the treatment process many men felt that their main role was to be there to support their partner. Infertility was also perceived as difficult to talk about outside the relationship with the partner. For some of the men internet forums for infertile became a meeting place, where they could exchange information and experiences regarding their life situation. The men’s experiences regarding health professionals varied. Some of the men thought they were given a lot of support while others experienced that information from the health professionals was insufficient and this could have been given more attention to. The men dealt with their situation differently, the majority sought support from their partner while other men instead went to their family. Isolation was a common consequence of infertility because the men did not want to burden their family and friends.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 18 p.
Keyword [en]
Infertility, masculinity, men, experiences
Keyword [sv]
Infertilitet, maskulinitet, män, upplevelser
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30674OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-30674DiVA: diva2:916512
Subject / course
Nursing
Presentation
2016-01-11, 11:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2016-04-28 Created: 2016-04-03 Last updated: 2016-04-28Bibliographically approved

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