Attitudes to Disclosure of Donor Conception Study
The purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes of donors and recipients to issues surrounding the release of information about a child's conception. Currently little is known about whether recipients of donated sperm, eggs or embryos inform their family and friends about their treatment; similarly whether donors disclose to their family.
We seek to understand the reasons why people choose to tell or not to tell others in their family and social network of their involvement in donor conception, and the factors that influence these decisions. This information will provide a greater understanding of the broader family context in which donor conception takes place. We hope the information gathered from this study will be used to guide clinical and counselling practice in donor conception programs across Australia.
Who can participate in this study?
- Recipients of donated sperm, eggs or embryos. Women currently in treatment, on waiting lists for treatment, or having completed treatment are welcome to participate. Partners of recipients are also able to participate.
- Donors of sperm, eggs or embryos. We welcome the views of current donors and of those who have donated in the past.
How do I participate in this study?
Please review the Participant Information Sheet. Once you have read this information sheet and are satisfied that any questions about the project have been answered, you can access the relevant questionnaire below.
For further information please contact Iolanda Rodino (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
This study has the approval of the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of Western Australia (RA/4/1/5249).