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Embryo donation: motivations, experiences, parenting, and child adjustment

Jadva, V. ORCID: 0000-0003-0922-0694 & Imrie, S. (2023). Embryo donation: motivations, experiences, parenting, and child adjustment. Fertility and Sterility, 119(1), pp. 11-14. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2022.09.012


Embryo donation raises unique challenges for donors, recipients, and the resultant child, yet little is known about the outcomes for those involved. This review summarizes research on the motivations for donating and receiving embryos from others and the experiences that follow, including the outcomes for parenting and child adjustment. Research has shown that given the varied ways in which embryo donation is practiced, understanding the outcomes within different legislative and cultural contexts is vital. The lack of information on outcomes means that counselors and psychologists have little empirical evidence to guide them. Gaps in existing knowledge are identified as well as areas for future research.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2022. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license in new tab/window)
Publisher Keywords: Embryo donation, motivations, child, family
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Psychology
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