Challenges of Donor Selection: The Experiences of Iranian Infertile Couples Undergoing Assisted Reproductive Donation Procedures

Latifnejad Roudsari, Robab and Hadizadeh Talasaz, Fatemeh and Simbar, Masoumeh and Khadem Ghaebi, Nayereh (2014) Challenges of Donor Selection: The Experiences of Iranian Infertile Couples Undergoing Assisted Reproductive Donation Procedures. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 16 (88). pp. 1-13.

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Abstract

Introduction: Couples seeking assisted reproductive donation procedures are faced with complex challenges throughout their treatment which can have important psychological impacts on their life. Selecting a suitable donor is one of the hardest decisions they will ever make. This study was done aimed to provide an in-depth description of the experiences of couples in relation to donor selection. Methods: In this descriptive exploratory qualitative study 32 infertile couples who were candidate to use assisted reproductive donation procedures were purposefully selected from Montaserieh infertility center, Mashhad, Iran in 2012. Data were collected through conducting semi-structured interviews and analyzed using conventional content analysis. Member check and expert debriefing were used to enhance study rigor. Results: The experiences of infertile couples in relation to donor selection were classified in three categories: challenging selection of type of donor, adopting selection criteria and searching for donor suitability. Most of the couples agreed with unknown donors. The most important criterion for donor selection from couples' point of view was moral issues. Nevertheless, due to limited number of donors, in most cases couples did not search about donor before selection. Conclusion: Limited number of donors is the most important issue in most of couples to make decision regarding donor selection, which caused they relinquish from thinking on the type of donor and selection criteria.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 18:25
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 18:25
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4425

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