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Social issues related to the marital quality of infertile couples in Yazd :A Qualitative study
Mahdi Khanabadi * , Mohamad Mahdizadeh ardakani , Fariba Tabkhi , Homa Imani moghadam , Ferdos Mahdizade
Allameh Tabatabai University , mehdikhanabadi@gmail.com
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Introduction : Infertility is an issue that can have social considerations in addition to individual, marital and family aspects. The aim of this study was to investigate and explain the social issues related to the quality of married life of infertile couples.
Methods: This study was conducted with a qualitative approach and the data were conducted through a semi-structured exploratory interview with 15 infertile couples who were purposefully selected from those referred to Yazd Infertility Treatment Center. The data obtained from each interview were saturated in the second time of checking the interview with the research actors. thematic analysis method was used to encode and analyze the data.
 Results: According to the analysis of the answers provided, the social themes related to the quality of married life can be divided into 192 primary (raw) concepts, 17 categories, 6 sub-themes and three main themes that include "General awareness of infertility and communication. Social "," access to health-counseling services and responsible treatment of medical staff "and" economic facilities of the community ".
 Conclusion: Different social themes affect the quality of marriage - which is one of the important variables in marital relationships -, paying attention to the role of these themes and planning for them play an important role in improving the marital quality of couples. The results of this study can be applied to couples therapists and family counselors, medical staff and health professionals and all officials who are somehow related to the issue of infertility in relation to the effects on the quality of life of infertile couples and relevant interventions to be effective in increasing the quality of married life of infertile couples.
Keywords: Social issues, Quality of married life, Infertile couples, thematic analysis.
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Type of Study: qualitative research | Subject: behavioral sciences
Received: 2021/04/27 | Accepted: 2022/03/2 | Published: 2022/04/30

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