"It's a bit unmanly in a way": Men and Infertility in Denmark

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Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen

The chapter investigates how male infertility affects notions of masculinity and fatherhood in a Danish context. It addresses these questions through an examination of men's thoughts, experiences and feelings in relations to their wished-for fatherhood, their infertility and childlessness, and assisted reproductive technologies in Denmark. The chapter builds on an ethnographic fieldwork in Denmark in the late nineties.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReconceiving the Second Sex : Men, Masculinity and Reproduction.
EditorsMarcia C. Inhorn, Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, Helene Goldberg, Maruska la Cour Mosegaard
Number of pages27
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherBerghahn Books
Publication date2009
Pages226-252
ISBN (Print)978-1-84545-473-9
Publication statusPublished - 2009
SeriesFertility, Reproduction and Sexuality
Volume12

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