Infertility as boundary ambiguity: one theoretical perspective.

@article{Burns1987InfertilityAB,
  title={Infertility as boundary ambiguity: one theoretical perspective.},
  author={Lindsay H. Burns},
  journal={Family process},
  year={1987},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={
          359-72
        }
}
Infertility as a life event can be understood from a number of conceptual perspectives: a developmental crisis, a grief reaction, a disruption of marital contracts and roles, a crisis of identity, sexuality, and/or values, or a challenge of decision-making processes. Stress theory and the construct of boundary ambiguity can augment the understanding of the crisis of infertility by providing a different approach and unique perspective. It is the hypothesis of this article that the involuntarily… CONTINUE READING
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