Mothering and self-othering: the impact of uncertain reproductive capability in young women after hematological malignancy.

@article{Halliday2014MotheringAS,
  title={Mothering and self-othering: the impact of uncertain reproductive capability in young women after hematological malignancy.},
  author={Lesley Halliday and Maureen A Boughton and Ian B Kerridge},
  journal={Health care for women international},
  year={2014},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={249-65}
}
We explored the experiences of uncertain fertility, pregnancy, and motherhood in 12 young women treated for hematological malignancy during their reproductive years. It is demonstrated how, through interpretations of the women's own words, these women lived and coped with a sense of "otherness" in relation to their peers. The concept of otherness is described and discussed in relation to relevant existing literature and it is concluded that, regardless of their cancer history, young women's… CONTINUE READING

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