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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2021, Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part A

Considering psychological support for male partners during the management of early pregnancy loss
Author(s): Dr. Karali HF, Poh Dawn Siaw Celine, Phong Yen Wen, Soorianarayanan Parveena, Ting Jason Siong, Dr. Zaigham MT and Dr. Farhad ES
Abstract:
Introduction: Pregnancy loss is a phenomenon mostly researched from the perspectives of expectant mothers. Nevertheless, the loss is equally a painful experience for the male partners as well. Therefore, excluding them during early pregnancy loss management has created a research gap that needs to be addressed.
Methodology: This review analysed international guidelines on early pregnancy loss management to understand the consideration of male partner management during the early pregnancy loss process. The research team reviewed twelve (12) international guidelines written in English from official websites until August 2020. Through this review, the research team answered the study’s research question and aim.
Results: There are limited guidelines and no clear protocols in involving, care, counselling, or support of male partners during or after the process or even psychological care for males victimised by early pregnancy loss. In general, specific guidelines considering male partners with specifications on each time loss are necessary to provide sufficient emotional and psychological support. Molar and ectopic pregnancies’ impact on men must be investigated further. Insufficient recognition and support provided to the grieving couples post an early pregnancy loss for men. Society and healthcare providers and practitioners must pay attention to the lack of support given post-loss, especially male partners.
Conclusion and Recommendations: Thorough steps need to be taken to acknowledge the gravity of including male partners in early pregnancy loss management and validating that they are also emotionally affected like their women partners. Specific guidelines, which include male partners, are recommended for the management of early pregnancy loss.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Karali HF, Poh Dawn Siaw Celine, Phong Yen Wen, Soorianarayanan Parveena, Ting Jason Siong, Dr. Zaigham MT, Dr. Farhad ES. Considering psychological support for male partners during the management of early pregnancy loss. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2021;5(6):17-21. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2021.v5.i6a.1052
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology