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Gender and Infertility: A Relational Approach to Counseling Women

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Much of the research on infertility reinforces differing effects for women and men, with women reporting more serious repercussions medically. psychologically. and socially. However. the unique counseling needs of infertile women have not been addressed through traditional counseling theory. The Relational Model (J. V. Jordan, 1995) of women's development is a theory that explains women's development in a context of relationships, specifically relationships that promote growth for self and others. This model is applied to counseling women who are experiencing infertility. and a case presentation is provided to illustrate the approach.

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Publication
Journal of Counseling and Development, 78(4), 400-410.
Language: English
Date: 2000
Keywords
Infertility, Counseling, Women, Gender