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Involuntary Childlessness Among The Middle Classes In Vadodara City

Bhamini Mehta, Shagufa Kapadia and Debjani Chakrabarty

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Abstract: The research focuses on experiences of involuntary childlessness among women and men and societal perceptions of the state of childlessness. A significant aspect of the research is the gendered understanding of individual experiences of childlessness. Specific reference has been made to ideas about parenthood, the importance of children, the psychosocial implications of childlessness on the self, marital relationships, family, and society, as well as the pattern of seeking treatment and the coping strategies used. The study also involves understanding the perceptions of women and men towards the process of seeking treatment, the approach of the doctors, and the type of treatment provided.

Keywords: women; men; involuntary childnessness; psychological; parenthood; infertility; children; treatment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005-09
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