Childless No Choice

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Author: James H. Monach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134953165

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Voluntary and Involuntary Childlessness

The book brings together theoretical insights and empirical investigations into the phenomenon, united within a feminist conceptual framework.

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Author: Natalie Sappleton

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787543621

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 340

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While interest in the drivers, consequences, nature and manifestations of voluntary and involuntary childlessness increases, knowledge progress is hampered by poor linkages across disjointed research fields. The book brings together theoretical insights and empirical investigations into the phenomenon, united within a feminist conceptual framework.

Childlessness in the Age of Communication

This book is both a first-person reflection about the existential questions posed by involuntary childlessness and a readable account of the way the silence surrounding this topic is socially and politically constructed.

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Author: Cristina Archetti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000033427

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Cristina Archetti started researching childlessness after being diagnosed with "unexplained infertility". She soon discovered that, although involuntary childlessness affects an increasing number of women and men across the world, this topic is shrouded taboo and shame. This book is both a first-person reflection about the existential questions posed by involuntary childlessness and a readable account of the way the silence surrounding this topic is socially and politically constructed. Revealing the invisible mechanisms that, from the microscopic details of everyday life to policy, make up the structure of silence around childlessness, Archetti demonstrates what it means not to have children in a society that is organized around families. Through a prose that mixes analysis, excerpts of interviews, media fragments, and evocative writing, she develops a new language of feeling-in-the-body fit for the twenty-first century and exposes the devastating effects infertility has on relationships, identity, health and well-being, in societies that fetishize parenthood. Childlessness in the Age of Communication draws upon a range of disciplines and fields including sociology, health, gender and sexuality studies, communication, politics and anthropology. It is a book for all those interested in childlessness and innovative qualitative research methodologies.

Neither less Nor free

Too often these are viewed through the same prism of grief and bereavement as a temporary but pervasive \U+2018\crisis' and as impediments to adult development in the long term.

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Author: Christine Moulet

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:271293230

Category: Childlessness

Page: 596

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Summary: Childlessness, whether voluntary, involuntary or circumstantial, is becoming more common in our society. Statistically, greater numbers of Australian women and their Western counterparts will not bear children, thereby creating a larger quantum of couple families. The unwelcome socio-economic consequences have prompted research into reproductive intentions and behaviour to address barriers to reproduction. Studying those who are childless by \U+2018\choice' or \U+2018\infertile' provides important \U+2018\reference points' but also creates a myopic view of the childless that often overlooks circumstantial factors or ignores the fluctuating nature of fertility intentions. Moreover, the medical discourse on infertility has conditioned our thinking and focused research on the psycho-social effects and impacts of assisted reproduction treatment and its failure. This has blurred and obscured the distinction between infertility and involuntary childlessness. Too often these are viewed through the same prism of grief and bereavement as a temporary but pervasive \U+2018\crisis' and as impediments to adult development in the long term. The thesis provides new insights that challenge our conventional ways of thinking particularly its findings that although infertility and childlessness are related, they are separate phenomena. This has wide-ranging implications, especially for reformulating related clinical practice and counselling. There are several important considerations. One is the finding that the grief and bereavement model has its limitations beyond the infertility stage. Another is the theoretical reconstruction that the thesis provides of the grief that the involuntary childless experience. Finally, it makes a strong case for a more appropriate alternative which the thesis argues should be based on a growth-oriented model. ......

Childless

Examines the causes of childlessness, the availability of choices for couples and at a time of rapidly developing treatments for infertility and new legislative controls, looks at the experiences and views of childless couples.

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Author: James H. Monach

Publisher:

ISBN: 0203285409

Category: Childlessness

Page: 285

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Examines the causes of childlessness, the availability of choices for couples and at a time of rapidly developing treatments for infertility and new legislative controls, looks at the experiences and views of childless couples.

Involuntary Childlessness

From the Contents -- Psychological and Psychosomatic Aspects of Involuntary Childlessness - Psychological Diagnosis, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Fertility Medicine - Primary Medical Care of Infertile Couples - Specific Counseling and ...

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Author: Bernhard Strauss

Publisher: Seattle ; Toronto : Hogrefe & Huber

ISBN: UOM:39015054415198

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

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From the Contents -- Psychological and Psychosomatic Aspects of Involuntary Childlessness - Psychological Diagnosis, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Fertility Medicine - Primary Medical Care of Infertile Couples - Specific Counseling and Therapy Approaches - Contact Addresses

Infertility and Involuntary Childlessness

Infertility and Involuntary Childlessness shows therapists how to help individuals and couples cope with this crisis.

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Author: Beth Cooper-Hilbert

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0393702626

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 178

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Infertility is a growing problem in today's world, despite the advanced reproductive technologies, which have far-reaching implications for the family and culture. The book opens with a physician's comprehensive overview of the medical treatments available to infertile couples and then moves on to explore the emotional impact of the infertility crisis. Couples who are infertile ride a monthly roller coaster while they are in treatment; the stresses reverberate throughout the family system and affect every aspect of the couple's life. Gender differences are accentuated; differences in cultural or religious beliefs are magnified; extended families are torn apart; and the couple experiences poor communication, sexual difficulties, or a lack of meaning or fulfillment in life. Infertility also affects the couple's families and work and friendship systems. Cooper-Hilbert provides a map through the emotional stages of the infertility crisis, highlighting themes of disappointment, anger, disillusionment, and grief. She presents case examples to give the reader insight into the wide-ranging effects of infertility and discusses specific therapeutic interventions. The consequences of infertility can be longlasting, affecting the couple system long after resolution was believed to have occurred. Cooper-Hilbert discusses methods that help the therapist recognize an infertility problem when it is not the presenting complaint. She also describes interventions for individuals and couples who are involuntarily childless, but not necessarily infertile, such as singles, gay and lesbian couples, spouses in blended family configurations, and out-of-phase couples. The author closes the book with a thought-provoking discussion of biotechnology, emphasizing the need for social awareness, medical ethics, and legal action to keep pace with this complex science. Infertility and Involuntary Childlessness gives therapists all of the information they need to successfully help couples and families resolve their infertility crisis.

Childlessness in Europe Contexts Causes and Consequences

This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This open access book provides an overview of childlessness throughout Europe.

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Author: Michaela Kreyenfeld

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319446677

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

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This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This open access book provides an overview of childlessness throughout Europe. It offers a collection of papers written by leading demographers and sociologists that examine contexts, causes, and consequences of childlessness in countries throughout the region.The book features data from all over Europe. It specifically highlights patterns of childlessness in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Austria and Switzerland. An additional chapter on childlessness in the United States puts the European experience in perspective. The book offers readers such insights as the determinants of lifelong childlessness, whether governments can and should counteract increasing childlessness, how the phenomenon differs across social strata and the role economic uncertainties play. In addition, the book also examines life course dynamics and biographical patterns, assisted reproduction as well as the consequences of childlessness. Childlessness has been increasing rapidly in most European countries in recent decades. This book offers readers expert analysis into this issue from leading experts in the field of family behavior. From causes to consequences, it explores the many facets of childlessness throughout Europe to present a comprehensive portrait of this important demographic and sociological trend.