Indian egg donors' characteristics, motivations and feelings towards the recipient and resultant child.
Reproductive Biomedicine and Society Online
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Jadva, V., Lamba, N., Kadam, K., & Golombok, S. (2016). Indian egg donors' characteristics, motivations and feelings towards the recipient and resultant child.. Reproductive Biomedicine and Society Online, 1 (2), 98-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbms.2016.04.003
This is the first study to examine characteristics, motivations and experiences of Indian egg donors. In-depth interviews were conducted with 25 egg donors who had donated during the previous 8 months at a fertility clinic in Mumbai. The semi-structured interviews were conducted in Hindi and English. In addition to demographic information, data were collected on donors' motivations for donating, with whom they had discussed donation, and feelings towards the recipients. The response rate was 66%. All participants were literate and had attended school. Twenty (80%) egg donors had children and five (20%) did not. The most common motivation (19, 76%) for donating was financial need. Egg donors had discussed their donation with their husband or with close family/friends, with almost all mentioning that wider society would disapprove. The majority (20, 80%) had no information about the recipients and 11 (44%) preferred not to. The findings highlight the similarities and differences between egg donors from India and those from other countries and that egg donors are of a more varied demographic background than surrogates in India. Given that India has been a popular destination for fertility treatment, the findings have important implications for regulation and practice within India and internationally.
Indian egg donors, characteristics, motivations, recipients
This study was supported by the Wellcome Trust [097857/Z/11/Z].
Wellcome Trust (097857/Z/11/Z)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbms.2016.04.003
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