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SOUZA, Ângela Machado de; CENCI, Cláudia Mara Bosseto; LUZ, Susana Konig  and  PATIAS, Naiana Dapieve. Infertile couples and the pursuit of biological parenthood: an understanding of the experiences involved. Pensando fam. [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.2, pp. 76-88. ISSN 1679-494X.

The diagnosis of infertility reaches approximately 20% of the population in reproductive age. It is mainly because of this diagnosis that couples seek alternatives aimed at achieving the desire to be biological parents. This study investigated experiences involved in the diagnosis of infertility. For this purpose, we carried out a qualitative research by conducting semi-structured interviews with three couples who have sought assisted reproduction service in a clinic of human reproduction in the state of Rio Grande do Sul/Brazil. The collected data were submitted to a content analysis. The results reveal similar livings in relation the difficulties associated mainly to social pressure still present in the lives of couples to exercise biological parenting. Also, indicate the difficulties related to assisted reproduction and conjugality.

Keywords : Infertility; Reproductive technology; Marital relations; Sexuality.

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