Men's perception and understanding of male-factor infertility in the UK.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Male-factor infertility is a common but stigmatised issue, and men often do not receive the emotional support and the information they need. This study sought to understand awareness of male fertility issues compared to female fertility among the UK general male public, and also what were perceived as being the optimum methods for providing support for affected men, emotionally and through information. Men feel that male infertility is not discussed by the public as much as female infertility. Lifestyle issues that affect male fertility are not well understood, and men affected by infertility desire more support, including online, from health professionals and through peer support. Health professionals, including those in public health, could offer evidence-based programmes to reduce stigma and increase public knowledge about infertility, as well as offer emotional support to men with infertility problems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stevenson, EL; Ching-Yu, C; Chia-Hao, C; McEleny, KR

Published Date

  • May 1, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 9

Start / End Page

  • S8 - S16

PubMed ID

  • 33983808

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0966-0461

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.12968/bjon.2021.30.9.s8


  • eng