Experiences of Voluntary Childlessness and Sterilisation 2017

Väkeväinen, Nina. (2022). Experiences of Voluntary Childlessness and Sterilisation 2017. V. 21.6.2022. University of Jyväskylä. http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:fsd:T-FSD3583.

JYU authors
  • Contact person (yes/no)Yes

All authorsVäkeväinen, Nina

FundersDepartment of History and Ethnology


Availability and identifiers

AvailabilityDirect download

Publication year2022

Persistent identifiers of the datasetURN: urn:nbn:fi:fsd:T-FSD3583

URN identifier in original repositoryhttp://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:fsd:T-FSD3583

URN identifier in JYXhttp://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-202209024463

DOI identifier in JYXhttps://doi.org/10.17011/jyx/dataset/82930

Description of the dataset

DescriptionThe dataset consists of self-administered written texts on voluntary childlessness and sterilisation. The writing invitation was open to all voluntarily childless individuals who have considered sterilisation or have been sterilised. The data were collected for a Master's thesis.

In the writing guidelines, participants were asked to write about how they had arrived at the decision to remain childless, and to describe what they thought about sterilisation. The study aimed to collect data on the reasons that had led the participants to seek sterilisation, and how the sterilisation procedure had impacted the lives of voluntarily childless individuals who had been sterilised. The views of those participants who would like to be sterilised but did not meet the conditions set in the Sterilisation Act were also examined.

Background information included the participant's gender and age group. The data were organized into an easy to use HTML version at FSD.

The dataset is only available in Finnish.


Free keywordsbirth control; childlessness; family planning; family size; fertility; sterilization (medical); voluntary childlessness

Keywords (YSO)sterilisation (medical procedures)voluntary childlessnessfamily planningcontraceptive methodschildlessnessmedicine (science)medical anthropology

Fields of science616 Other humanities

Do you deal with data concerning special categories of personal data in your research?Yes

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