Involuntarily childlessness ‘ low cost’ IVF and fertility organisations in Ghana and Kenya: enhancing knowledge and awareness

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The study aims to disseminate knowledge and increase awareness about infertility and childlessness among relevant stakeholders (policymakers, NGOs, and donors) and to generate insights about the potential impact of activities undertaken to address infertility in resource-poor areas, particularly in Ghana and Kenya. The project consists of multimethods studies in Ghana and Kenya as well as dissemination workshops and meetings in these countries and the Netherlands. Several Masters theses were written as a part of this research, all of which can be downloaded below.

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  • Small Grants

  • 2015

  • Ghana

  • Kenya

  • Advocacy

  • Fertility and/or infertility

  • Social Stigma

  • Share-Net Netherlands

  • English

  • Project Presentation

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Presentation of the mixed method study: Involuntarily childlessness ‘ low cost’ IVF and fertility organisations in Ghana and Kenya: enhancing knowledge and awareness

Infertility Round Table presentation

Infertility in the Global South: Raising awareness and generating insights for policy and practice

T. Gerrits , F. Van Rooij, T. Esho, W. Ndegwa, J. Goossens, A. Bilajbegovic, A. Jansen, B. Kioko, L. Koppen, S. Kemunto Migiro, S. Mwenda, H. Bos.

The relationship between stigmatisation and quality of life in Ghanaian women and men with fertility problems: mediating role of coping strategies

F.B. Van Rooij, H.M.W. Bos, T. GeRRiTs, R.a. Hiadzi, E.S. Donkor

Fertility Problems and Fertility Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Kenya

Bos, H.M.W.; van Rooij, F.B.; Esho, T.; Ndegwa, W.; Bilajbegovic, A.; Kioko, B.; Koppen, L.; Kemunto Migiro, S.; Mwenda, S.; Gerrits, T.

Master Thesis: Between Hope and Despair: Moral pioneering of childless couples in the field of ARTs in Accra Ghana (Mara van Stiphout)

Master Thesis: Practicing Support Empowering and Counseling Members of the Association of Childless Couples of Ghana (Evelien Oomen)

Masters Thesis: The Journey of Infertility: An exploration of how women in Nairobi, Kenya experience infertility in relation to gender and how the navigate within different ‘fields of infertility’ (Aida Bilajbegovic)

Informed Medicalization A study on how women and men facing fertility problems in Nairobi, Kenya experience the medicalization of infertility (Luca Koppen)

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