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Perspectives of Canadian Oocyte Donors and Recipients on Donor Compensation and the Establishment of a Personal Health Information Registry

Blyth, Eric, Yee, Samantha and Tsang, A.K.T. (2012) Perspectives of Canadian Oocyte Donors and Recipients on Donor Compensation and the Establishment of a Personal Health Information Registry. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada , 34 (1). pp. 72-79. ISSN 1701-2163

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    Abstract

    We report the views of 33 women who were involved in an altruistic
    oocyte donation program about provisions under Canada’s Assisted
    Human Reproduction Act 2004 to prohibit donor compensation and
    to establish a Personal Health Information Registry. The participants
    had been either donors of oocytes to a recipient known to them (15)
    or recipients of such donation (18) through services provided by a
    clinic in a large Canadian city, and they each participated in a semistructured
    face-to-face or telephone interview. Among the 15 donor
    participants, seven were friends of the recipient, six were sisters, one
    was a niece of the recipient, and one donor donated twice, once to
    her sister and once to a friend. In eight cases the donor and recipient
    participated in interviews independently. At the time of interview, 11
    of the 25 separate cases had resulted in a live birth and one in an
    ongoing pregnancy, so that “successful” and “unsuccessful” donations
    were equally represented among participants. While divergent
    views were reported among and between donors and recipients on
    an altruistic model versus a compensated model of donation, most
    participants largely endorsed the establishment of a personal health
    information registry.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2012 10:33
    Last Modified: 04 Sep 2012 12:24
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/14481

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