Qualitative Study of Women's Experiences with In Vitro Fertilization in Maybod City

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the most important treatments of infertility for couples. The purpose of this study was in vitro fertilization experiences of women in Maybod city.


This study is based on the qualitative approach and Grounded theory method. Under-study populations were infertile females of Maybod City. Cases of the study were 14 women which were selected with purposive sampling up to data saturation. Data of this investigation were collected from semi-structure interviews. After data collection, open, axial and selective coding was performed.


After the first step of coding 348 primary codes were collected and they categorized into five main groups including turning to spirituality, keeping the stability life, overcoming on mutual challenges, mental occupation, and common acceptance.


According to the findings of this study, for women with several unsuccessful experiences of IVF, the main problem related to their infertility is unstable family.

Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Social Behavior Research & Health, Volume:3 Issue:2, 2019
428 - 435
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