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Critical realism, agency and sickle cell: case studies of young people with sickle cell disorder at school
Critical realism suggests that historical structures may operate as underlying generative mechanisms but not always be activated. This explains the near-absence of references to racism by black students with sickle cell ...
Ethnicity questions and antenatal screening for sickle cell/thalassaemia (EQUANS) in England : Observation and interview study.
Objectives To describe understandings that mothers and midwives have of ethnicity. To explore barriers to the successful implementation of ethnicity screening questions for sickle cell/thalassaemia. Design Observation ...
Where are all the men? The marginalization of men in social scientific research on infertility
(Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 2013-06)
There is a wealth of research exploring the psychological consequences of infertility and assisted reproduction technology: a substantial body of sociological and anthropological work on ‘reproductive disruptions’ of many ...
Oocyte cryopreservation for social reasons: demographic profile and disposal intentions of UK users
A small number of studies from the USA and Europe have provided some data on the profile and characteristics of women who have undergone oocyte cryopreservation for what has been termed elective, social or non-medical ...
Ethnicity questions and antenatal screening for sickle cell/thalassaemia [EQUANS] in England: a randomized controlled trial of two questionnaires
(Taylor and Francis, 2006)
Abstract Concepts allied to ethnicity are increasingly coming under question as legitimate variables for use in health research. A randomised controlled trial of two ethnicity screening questions for ascertaining risk of ...
‘We needed to change the mission statement of the marriage’: biographical disruptions, appraisals and revisions among couples living with endometriosis
The concept of biographical disruption has been widely applied in sociological explorations of chronic illness and has been subject to much theoretical scrutiny, reflection and development. However, little attention has ...
Crossing borders for fertility treatment: motivations, destinations and outcomes of UK fertility travellers.
(Oxford University Press, 2011)
“I can die today, I can die tomorrow”: Lay perceptions of sickle cell disease in Kumasi, Ghana at a point of transition.
(Taylor and Francis, 2011-08)
Objective. To describe the lay meanings of sickle cell disease (SCD) in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Design. Depth interviews with 31 fathers of people with SCD; a focus group with health professionals associated with ...
The social and psychological impact of endometriosis on women's lives: a critical narrative review
(Oxford Journals, 2013-07)
BACKGROUND Endometriosis is a chronic condition affecting between 2 and 17% of women of reproductive age. Common symptoms are chronic pelvic pain, fatigue, congestive dysmenorrhoea, heavy menstrual bleeding and deep ...
Endometriosis: Improving the wellbeing of couples, Summary report and recommendations
(De Montfort University, 2013-10-01)