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Preferences and needs regarding future contact with donation offspring among identity-release gamete donors: results from the Swedish Study on Gamete Donation
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences.
Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge.
2014 (English)In: Fertility and Sterility, ISSN 0015-0282, E-ISSN 1556-5653, Vol. 102, no 4, 1160-1166 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective

To investigate the attitudes and preferences regarding future contact with donation offspring among identity-release donors of oocytes or sperm.

Design

Longitudinal cohort study.

Setting

University-based fertility clinics in Sweden.

Patient(s)

A total of 210 women and men were questioned 5–8 years after their donation of oocytes or sperm.

Intervention(s)

Questionnaires given to donors prior to their donation and 5–8 years after donation.

Main Outcome Measure(s)

Donors' attitudes and preferences regarding future contact with their donation offspring.

Result(s)

A majority of identity-release oocyte (65%) and sperm (70%) donors were positive toward being contacted by an offspring of mature age. More than half wanted to be notified by the clinic when an offspring requested information about them, but about a third were negative toward receiving this information. One in four reported a need for counseling regarding future contact with an offspring.

Conclusion(s)

Several years after donation, a majority of identity-release oocyte and sperm donors show positive attitudes toward future contact with their offspring. Donors appear to have different preferences for information and support regarding such contact. Fertility clinics and health-care services should provide counseling regarding contact with an offspring to the donors who express a need for this.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 102, no 4, 1160-1166 p.
National Category
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-234581DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.06.038ISI: 000343108200042PubMedID: 25123638OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-234581DiVA: diva2:757144
Available from: 2014-10-21 Created: 2014-10-21 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
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1. The child’s best interest: Perspectives of gamete recipients and donors
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The child’s best interest: Perspectives of gamete recipients and donors
2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Background: An increasing number of couples turn to treatment with oocyte or sperm donation, but there is limited knowledge regarding the consequences of these treatments in a program using identifiable donors. Aim: The overall aim was to study information-sharing among heterosexual couples following identity-release gamete donation. A further aim was to study donors’ attitudes towards future contact with donation offspring. Methods: The four studies were part of The Swedish Study on Gamete Donation; a prospective, longitudinal study of donors and recipients of donated oocytes and sperm. Study I and II had a quantitative approach with recipients of donated oocytes or sperm participating through questionnaires at start of treatment, two months after the first treatment and when their child was 1-4 years old. Study III was a qualitative interview study with 30 parents following sperm donation with school-aged children. Study IV had a quantitative approach with oocyte and sperm donors participating through questionnaires 5-8 years post-donation. Results: Study I revealed that the recipients of donated gametes in general were open about their treatment with the people around them and supported disclosure to offspring regarding his/her genetic origin. Study II reported that most of those who became parents following donor conception intended to share information about the donation with their offspring and some had already started the information-sharing process with their young child. Study III described information sharing with the offspring to be a process of several levels, revealing various amounts of information about the way of conception. The parent was seen to be the owner of the process and moving the process forward with different aspects and the reactions of the offspring serving as driving or impeding forces of the process. Study IV reported that a majority of the gamete donors seem to have a positive or neutral attitude towards a future meeting with a donation offspring. Conclusion: The present thesis suggests that there is a trend towards more openness among recipients of donated gametes in Sweden. It also points out that most recipients and donors within the Swedish gamete donation programme acknowledge the child’s right to his/her genetic origin and have the best interest of the child in mind.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2015. 73 p.
Series
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine, ISSN 1651-6206 ; 1152
Keyword
Assisted reproduction, heterosexuals, sperm donation, oocyte donation, donor, disclosure, information-sharing, quantitative, qualitative
National Category
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-264860 (URN)978-91-554-9388-2 (ISBN)
Public defence
2015-12-11, Sal IV, Universitetshuset, Biskopsgatan 3, Uppsala, 13:15 (Swedish)
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