Spiritual and Religious Issues of Stigmatization Women with Infertility: A Qualitative Study Spiritual and Religious Issues of Stigmatization


HÖBEK AKARSU R. , Beji N. K.

JOURNAL OF RELIGION & HEALTH, vol.60, no.1, pp.256-267, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10943-019-00884-w
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RELIGION & HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.256-267

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the perceptions of women with infertility on stigma and religious and spiritual issues of stigmatization. The phenomenological method was used for the study consisting of a research sample of 12 women with infertility who were selected through the criterion sampling method. This study found that women related their experience of infertility to stress and the will of God. They were extremely sad and unhappy and went through an exhausting and fearful process. They faced social isolation, spiritual problems when their friends and relatives told other people their story of infertility.