J Korean Soc Matern Child Health.  2020 Jan;24(1):26-39. 10.21896/jksmch.2020.24.1.26.

The Focus Group Interview on Infertility Experts for the Development of Infertility Counseling System

Affiliations
  • 1Graduate School of Education, Kwangwoon University, Seoul, Korea
  • 2Department of Liberal Arts, Joongbu University, Goyang, Korea

Abstract

Purpose
This study aimed to propose an effective model for the development of an infertility counseling system.
Methods
We reviewed the infertility counseling system in Japan, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Additionally, we conducted a Focus Group Interview (FGI) with infertility experts and gathered their opinions about a potential counseling system tailored to the needs of infertile women and suitable for Korean context.
Results
Based on the literature review and FGI, the proposed infertility counseling system aimed to promote the infertility treatment process; to build a user-friendly system, including financial support for infertility counseling; to incorporate the integrated model of providing medical information and psychological support for infertile women; and to develop a stepped care system. Additionally, the present findings revealed that, to promote infertility counseling, it is necessary to establish a central infertility counseling center that would be responsible for comprehensive planning, implementation, evaluation, research, and supervision of each counseling organization.
Conclusion
The results of this study can be used as a basis for proposing a preliminary model for the development of an infertility counseling system in Korea.

Keyword

Infertility; Infertility counseling; Focus Group Interview; Infertility Counseling System
Full Text Links
  • JKSMCH
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
    DB Error: unknown error