Impact of childlessness on life and attitudes towards continuation of medically assisted reproduction and/or adoption

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Impact of childlessness on life and attitudes towards continuation of medically assisted reproduction and/or adoption. / Petersen, Gitte L; Blenstrup, Lene T; Peterson, Brennan D; Knudsen, Lisbeth B.; Schmidt, Lone.

In: Human Fertility, Vol. 18, No. 2, 06.2015, p. 121-127.

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Petersen, GL, Blenstrup, LT, Peterson, BD, Knudsen, LB & Schmidt, L 2015, 'Impact of childlessness on life and attitudes towards continuation of medically assisted reproduction and/or adoption', Human Fertility, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 121-127. https://doi.org/10.3109/14647273.2015.1006691

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Petersen, G. L., Blenstrup, L. T., Peterson, B. D., Knudsen, L. B., & Schmidt, L. (2015). Impact of childlessness on life and attitudes towards continuation of medically assisted reproduction and/or adoption. Human Fertility, 18(2), 121-127. https://doi.org/10.3109/14647273.2015.1006691

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Petersen GL, Blenstrup LT, Peterson BD, Knudsen LB, Schmidt L. Impact of childlessness on life and attitudes towards continuation of medically assisted reproduction and/or adoption. Human Fertility. 2015 Jun;18(2):121-127. https://doi.org/10.3109/14647273.2015.1006691

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Petersen, Gitte L ; Blenstrup, Lene T ; Peterson, Brennan D ; Knudsen, Lisbeth B. ; Schmidt, Lone. / Impact of childlessness on life and attitudes towards continuation of medically assisted reproduction and/or adoption. In: Human Fertility. 2015 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 121-127.

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abstract = "Infertility and fertility treatment have the potential to impact and disrupt a couple's overall life. In order to study the associations between the impact of childlessness on one's life, and men and women's attitudes towards fertility treatment continuation and/or adoption, we analysed data from a one-year follow-up questionnaire in a prospective, longitudinal cohort study of consecutive couples initiating fertility treatment in Denmark. The study comprised 302 couples with no children at baseline and no joint children at one-year follow-up. In total, 71.9{\%} of women and 72.5{\%} of men reported that they wished to continue fertility treatment, while 20.2{\%} of women and 19.2{\%} of men reported that they wished to pursue adoption. The attitudes of nearly 8 in 10 couples were congruent towards further fertility treatments, while nearly 7 in 10 couples were congruent in their attitudes to pursuing adoption. Significantly more men who reported a lower impact of childlessness on their daily life wished to continue fertility treatment, compared with those reporting that childlessness had a greater impact on their life. Among women, significantly more were undecided about whether or not to pursue adoption when reporting a greater impact of childlessness on social life, compared with those reporting a lower impact of their childlessness.",
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