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dc.contributor.authorDue, Clemence
dc.contributor.authorChiarolli, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorRiggs, Damien Wayne
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-16T03:42:42Z
dc.date.available2018-03-16T03:42:42Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-15
dc.identifier.citationDue, C., Chiarolli, S., & Riggs, D. W. (2017). The impact of pregnancy loss on men's health and wellbeing: a systematic review. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-017-1560-9en
dc.identifier.issn1471-2393
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/37774
dc.descriptionOpen Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.en
dc.description.abstractBackground Research indicates that men's psychological and physical health outcomes after pregnancy loss differ from those of women. Our goal was to identify all literature with a focus on men's experiences of pregnancy loss in order to outline current evidence concerning men's wellbeing. Methods A systematic review of literature on men and pregnancy loss was undertaken following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA), Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) and Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) guidelines. Literature was sourced from PsycINFO, PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL, and Google Scholar. Inclusion criteria were 1) studies that focused on pregnancy loss (including miscarriage, stillbirth, and ectopic pregnancy, 2) that men's voices were specifically represented, and 3) that studies were of primary data. Results A final sample of 29 articles was identified, of which 16 were quantitative, 10 qualitative, and 3 mixed methods. Quantitative and mixed methods studies indicated that while men tended to have less intense and less enduring levels of negative psychological outcomes than women, they are more likely to engage in compensatory behaviours, such as increased alcohol consumption. Qualitative studies indicated that men often feel that their role is primarily as a 'supporter' to their female partner, and that this precludes recognition of their own loss. These studies also reported that men may feel overlooked and marginalised in comparison to their female partners, whose pain is typically more visible. Conclusions Further research is needed on men's experiences of pregnancy loss, focusing on cultural differences. The experience of gay and/or transgender men who face pregnancy loss is overlooked in the literature to date.en
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dc.publisherBioMed Centralen
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT130100087en
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2017en
dc.subjectMenen
dc.subjectPregnancy lossen
dc.subjectMiscarriageen
dc.subjectStillbirthen
dc.subjectEctopic pregnancyen
dc.subjectSystematic reviewen
dc.titleThe impact of pregnancy loss on men's health and wellbeing: a systematic reviewen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.relation.grantnumberARC/FT130100087
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-017-1560-9en
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local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupRiggs, Damien Wayne: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0961-9099en_US


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