Attitude of Rural Infertile Women towards Surrogacy in Jahrom Town

Kazemifard, Yalda and Jafarian, Jalil and Zahedi, Razieh and Mosala Nezhad, Hadi (2012) Attitude of Rural Infertile Women towards Surrogacy in Jahrom Town. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 15 (33). pp. 26-32.

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Abstract

Introduction: Surrogacy is one of the methods of infertility treatment in women who congenitally or medically suffer from lack of a suitable uterus for fertilization and embryo transport. This method has been used in other countries for several decades. It has also been considered and used in our society as well. According to characteristics of this treatment some ethical, legal, psychological and sociological challenges occur in this respect which not only create some concerns for the public, but also may cause resistance in health department's authorities and policy makers. This study was performed aimed at investigating the attitude of rural infertile women towards surrogacy. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 200 women with primary infertility in rural states of Jahrom town in 2011. Data were collected after evaluated the reliability and validity by two-part questionnaire containing demographic information and attitudinal statements and analyzed using SPSS software version 19 and descriptive analytical spearman tests. P value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: Mean of positive attitudes towards surrogacy was 65.5±12.7. Mean age of women were 35.6±7.9 and level of education were varied from illiterate to higher than diploma. Those with infertility treatment history had more positive attitude towards this treatment than those who had no experienced about that. 146 women (73) because of fear of failure and 87 women (43.5) because of legal problems existing in this method did not choose this treatment. 95 women (47.5) reported that if this method was used, the child should not be fully informed of how he created. Conclusion: According to the majority of the studied cases' positive attitudes towards surrogacy and since awareness of families' beliefs and tendencies toward legalizing surrogacy and maintaining their rights is very important, also difference in beliefs which exist in our country, more comprehensive researches in this subject is recommended.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 15:47
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 15:47
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5482

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