Factors influencing the acceptance of oocyte donation as an infertility treatment in infertile couples

Razavi, M.; Razavi, F.; Erfanian, S.; Akbari, M.; Mohtashami Far, E.; Mahdiyar, M.; Eatesami, V.
January 2014
Journal of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences;1/15/2014, Vol. 11, p148
Academic Journal
Introduction: Any interference in the natural process of reproduction and redirecting it towardspecific goals can be defined as reproductive biotechnology. Reproductive biotechnology beganwith the transfer of sperm into female animals without male animals intervening. Oocyte donationis a good example of this technology. The use of oocyte donation is recommended in womenwhose ovaries do not produce fertile oocytes and yet, have an intact uterus to support embryo.The aim of this study was to investigate factors which affect IVF's acceptance among infertilecouples.Materials and Methods: This study reviews the factors affecting the acceptance of oocytedonation as a new method of infertility treatment among women incapable of oocytes production.Results: Findings imply that accepting oocyte donation in infertile couples is affected by severalfactors, including 1) education (higher education elevates infertile couples' tendency to use oocytedonation) 2) oocytes donor (some recipients tend to receive oocyte from relatives and friends,while others prefer anonymous donors) 3) religion 4) fearing that children may one day getrejected as not their biological children 5) concerns regarding the personality and ethical traits inthe newborn baby 6) fear of weak emotional bonds between the newborn baby and his parents 7)The financial situation of infertile couples 8) fearing that oocyte donor will one day claimownership over the newborn baby.Conclusions: It is concluded that using donated oocytes for infertility treatment depends on theattitude of infertile couples. Providing adequate information and consultations the religious andlegal dimensions of this method can help couples accept this treatment.


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