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Table 4 Presentation of subcategories and theme that emerged from the analysis

From: The role of social media for persons affected by infertility

SubcategoryCategoryTheme
Depression and anxiety
Life’s sadness
Influence on the psychological healthThe experience of being fragmented and feelings of disconnectedness
Life is on hold
Loss of joy in life
Lacking meaning in life
Female identity
Partner relationship
Not complete as a woman
Social isolation
Envy of others
Alienation from social life