Title

The development of the family within the context of the assisted reproductive technology process: A socioecological model of understanding the IVF process in Poland

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego

Place of Publication

Poland

School

School of Art and Humanities

RAS ID

26216

Comments

Originally published as: Pooley, J. A., & Malina, A. (2017). The development of the family within the context of the assisted reproductive technology process: a socio-ecological model of understanding the IVF process in Poland. Polish Psychological Forum, 22(4), 672-680. Original article available here.

Abstract

For couples that have issues in conceiving a child the use of assisted reproductive technologies like IVF provide an opportunity to bring a child to the union of the couple and develop a family. Across the world the awareness, attitudes and utility of IVF differs and thus an opportunity exists to assist in understanding the development of couples and families undergoing IVF. Utilising a socio-ecological model allows the context of the couple to be explored and look at the impacts on the couple from a systemic approach. Therefore this article proposes the utility of Bronfenbrenner’s socio-ecological model of development as an ideal theoretical model for exploring the development of couple undergoing IVF

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