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Male partners in infertile couples. Personal attitudes and contact with the Norwegian health service. Scand J Soc Med 1990 Sep;18(3):207-11

Date

09/01/1990

Pubmed ID

2237329

DOI

10.1177/140349489001800309

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84964185680 (requires institutional sign-in at Scopus site)   18 Citations

Abstract

The present study summarizes the results of a questionnaire sent to 312 men involved in a fertility investigation. The answers illustrate the psychological problems linked to the infertile state, indicate that men are generally well orientated about the extent of the problem and imply an increasing negative attitude to donor insemination. In the majority of cases, the infertile couples first contacted a gynecologist rather than a general practitioner or other specialist. In over one third of the cases, this contact occurred within the first 12 months of attempting to procure a pregnancy. In most cases, the male partner was already involved in the fertility investigation at the start. Approximately one fifth had at some time consulted fringe medicine (e.g. homeopathy or acupuncture).

Author List

Oldereid NB, Rui H, Purvis K



MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Attitude to Health
Female
Health Services
Humans
Infertility, Male
Insemination, Artificial, Heterologous
Male
Norway
Referral and Consultation
Sexual Partners
Sperm Count
Sperm Motility
Spermatozoa
Surveys and Questionnaires