Year of Publication
Master of Science in Family Sciences (MSFS)
Agriculture, Food and Environment
Dr. Ronald Werner-Wilson
Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples and the literature discusses the emotional effects infertility has on an individual. One option for infertility is to attempt medical interventions and the literature in the field does not explain why some people attempt more interventions than others. Using data from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), Cycle 6, this quantitative study aims to understand the relationship between traditional gender roles and values and the attempted number of medical interventions by individuals within a relationship experiencing infertility. The results from this study indicate that both males and females that are in relationship experiencing infertility are more likely to attempt medical interventions when they highly value the meaning of family, rather than their views on traditional gender roles and values for men and women.
Aiello, Erin, "How do Perceived Gender Roles Influence the Number of Attempted Medical Interventions of Infertile Couples?" (2015). Theses and Dissertations--Family Sciences. 25.