The future of surrogacy as an infertility treatment in oponion of students

Shakour, M.; Salehi, K.
June 2014
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p63
Academic Journal
Introduction: Surrogacy is one of the treatments for infertility; therefore, it seems necessary to know the opinion of people about it, especially the opinion of those who are engaged in infertility in their career. Students studying in some courses such as midwifery, medicine, psychology and law are involved in this process to various degrees. The aim of this study was to investigate the students' opinions about the perception of the society on using surrogacy. Materials and Methods: This study was a descriptive cross-sectional survey. The sample of this study included 200 students of Isfahan University and Isfahan University of Medical Sciences from the following courses: Midwifery, Medicine, Psychology and Law. Since the number of students in different discipline was not equal, therefore we used Quota Sampling. Data collection instrument was a researcher-made questionnaire. The questionnaire included some questions on knowledge, attitude and surrogacy acceptance in the future in Iran. Results: The students of medical course were mostly "very agree" and "agree" with surrogacy (43 students which constitute 79.6%), then, midwifery students (15 students which constitute 78.9%) and finally, the students of other courses were less agree with this method.According to chi-square test, there was no significance difference between attitudes of students (p=0.08). Individuals mostly assert their acceptance of this method through "increasing tends to this method in the future" (77.1%). Conclusion: Students in this study had a positive attitude towards surrogacy and they accepted it as a norm; despite this, it is essential to make some changes in cultures to improve the situation.


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