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Title: Factors associated with willingness to donate embryos for research among couples undergoing IVF
Authors: Samorinha, Catarina 
Severo, Milton 
Alves, Elisabete 
Machado, Helena 
Figueiredo, Bárbara 
Silva, Susana 
Keywords: Adult; Anxiety; Cross-Sectional Studies; Cryopreservation; Embryo Disposition; Embryo, Mammalian; Ethics, Medical; Female; Fertilization in Vitro; Humans; Infertility; Male; Patient-Centered Care; Portugal; Religion; Sex Factors; Surveys and Questionnaires; Tissue Donors; Decision Making; Embryo Research
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Project: SFRH/BPD/103562/2014 
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/SFRH/SFRH/BD/75807/2011/PT 
IF/00956/2013 
IF/00829/2013 
Serial title, monograph or event: Reproductive BioMedicine Online
Volume: 32
Issue: 2
Abstract: Between 2011 and 2012, 213 heterosexual couples undergoing fertility treatments in a Portuguese public fertility centre were systematically recruited to assess factors associated with willingness to donate embryos for research. Data were collected by questionnaire. Most couples (87.3%; 95% CI 82.1 to 91.5) were willing to donate embryos for research, citing benefits for science, health and infertile patients. Almost all couples (94.3%; 95% CI 89.8 to 96.7) reached consensus about the decision. Willingness to donate was more frequent in women younger than 36 years (adjusted OR 3.06; 95% CI 1.23 to 7.61) and who considered embryo research to be very important (adjusted OR: 6.32; 95% CI 1.85 to 21.64), and in Catholic men (adjusted OR 4.16; 95% CI 1.53 to 11.30). Those unwilling to donate reported conceptualizing embryos as children or living beings and a lack of information or fears about embryo research. Men with higher levels of trait anxiety (adjusted OR 0.90; 95% CI 0.84 to 0.96) were less frequently willing to donate. Future research on embryo disposition decision-making should include the assessment of gender differences and psychosocial factors. Ethically robust policies and accurate information about the results of human embryo research are required.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/36314
ISSN: 1472-6483
1472-6491
Other Identifiers: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2015.11.018
DOI: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2015.11.018
Rights: openAccess
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