TITLE

Zoroastrians support oocyte and embryo donation program for infertile couples

AUTHOR(S)
Halvaei, I.; Khalili, M. A.; Ghasemi Esmail-Abad, S.; Nabi, A.; Shamsi, F.
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p129
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Abstract
ABSTRACT
Introduction: The main goal was to evaluate the attitudes and knowledge of Zoroastrians living in Iran towards oocyte donation (OD) and embryo donation (ED) program for infertile couples. Materials and Methods: This cross sectional study consisted of 318 Zoroastrians (n=175 for OD, n=143 for ED) of both sexes. The questionnaire form comprised two parts. Part one consisted general demographic characteristics of the participants. Part two contained twenty multiple-choice questions about attitude and knowledge of participants towards OD and ED. Results: Majority of the participants supported OD (69.7%) and ED (71.3%) for infertile patients. In addition, 40% and 42% preferred donation program (OD and ED, respectively), compared to adoption. More than half of the participants did not know whether their religion accepts OD and ED program or not. Approximately, 80% of our respondents supported psychological counseling for both donors and recipients. Moreover, about 56% of the participants necessitated the advertisement on OD/ED program in the mass media. Conclusion: Zoroastrians supported both OD and ED programs equally. It appears that dialogue and advertisement in mass media can improve knowledge of general public in different aspects of third party reproduction regardless of their religious background.
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