Research Participation Request: Life without children – lived experience of a man who wanted to be a dad

PhD research study

Life without children – lived experience of a man who wanted to be a dad

o Are you a man who wanted to be a dad, but wasn’t able to be?

o Are you in a heterosexual relationship with no adopted children, step-children or children of a partner from a previous marriage/relationships, and not having any therapy or counselling?

o Are you living with your partner/wife whose age is between 45 and 55?

Would you be interested in sharing your experiences?

About the study:

This is a research study about men in a phase of adulthood who wanted to be a dad but living their lives without the children they hoped for. The study is conducted by Megumi Fieldsend, a PhD student in Psychology at Birkbeck University of London, under the supervision of Professor Jonathan A. Smith.

If you are willing to take part, you will be asked to take a face-to-face interview. It will take about 60 to 90 minutes talking about your thoughts, feelings, and experiences of being childless. All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.

If you would like to share your experiences, you would be most welcome to take part. The research aims to provide information that will help other people who have been through similar experiences in their lives. It will also add to the psychological understanding about what life means for people living with involuntary childlessness.

If you are interested in taking part, or would like more information, please contact:

Megumi Fieldsend
0778 026 3685<>
PhD student (IPA Research Group)
Department of Psychological Sciences
Birkbeck, University of London

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