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The Attitudes of Infertile Women towards Surrogacy in Kerman, 2014
Marziyeh Moradi , Mojtaba Piri * , Negar Aghaei , Zohreh Ghenaat , Zahra Khousheh Chin
1- MSc, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health and Student Research Committee, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
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Background: Infertility as a psychological crisis puts too much stress on infertile couples and threatens their mental health in different ways. One of the newest methods of assisted reproduction is surrogacy. Due to unique aspects of surrogacy, this method has been considered as the most controversial assisted reproduction method in the recent years. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the attitudes of infertile women towards surrogacy.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 236 infertile women referred to the Infertility Center of Afzalipour Hospital, Kerman in 2014. Samples were selected using convenience sampling method. Data were collected by a two-part questionnaire containing demographic information and attitudinal statements. Data were analyzed using logistic regression (P<0.05).

Results: The mean age of infertile women was 30.17±5.93 years and the average years of infertility was 4.93±3.98 years. Most participants had a college degree (42.8%) and were housewives (73.7%). Of 236 infertile women, 82.6 percent had positive attitudes towards surrogacy and 17.4 percent had negative attitudes. There was no statistically significant relationship between attitudes of infertile women and independent variables.

Conclusion: Due to the high positive attitude of infertile women towards surrogacy, making the society aware and creating the culture and basis for more acceptance of this assisted reproduction method by the community is very important. In this case, it can help in preserving family integrity.

Keywords: Surrogacy, Infertile Women, Attitudes
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/02/15 | Accepted: 2017/02/15 | Published: 2017/02/15
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Moradi M, Piri M, Aghaei N, Ghenaat Z, Khousheh Chin Z. The Attitudes of Infertile Women towards Surrogacy in Kerman, 2014. J Health Dev. 2017; 6 (1) :30-39
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