Mark E Humphrey

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This paper reports findings from a postal survey of 205 couples belonging to the National Association for the Childless who saw their infertility as due to the male partner. Two self-report scales used in previous studies were administered to measure personal and social identity needs as a basis for parenthood (the Meaning of Parenthood scale), and(More)
Increasing concern is expressed that the psychosocial development of preterm infants may be hindered by a disturbance of parental attitudes following the initial period of specialised care. Attitudes of parents of 17 preterm infants were compared with those of parents of 17 full-term infants at a single semi-structured interview six to 20 months after the(More)
This paper reports findings of a postal survey of 205 couples belonging to the National Association for the Childless, whose infertility had been attributed to the male partner. Spontaneous resolution was seldom reported, but 36 couples had become parents by donor insemination (DI) and 28 through adoption. Almost a third of respondents had managed to(More)