Factors Affecting on Couple’s Decisions to Use Surrogacy: A Qualitative Study

  • Farzaneh Golboni Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
  • Amir Jalali Department of Psychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
  • Mohammadreza Dinmohammadi Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran
  • Ziba Taghizadeh Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Paricher Nouri Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
  • Mohammas Reza Salahsoor Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
Keywords:
Qualitative Research, Infertility, Decision-Making, Iranian Couples

Abstract

Objective: Our study aimed to clarify of factors affecting decisions to use a surrogate mother can create broad knowledge of this concept.Materials and methods: For This qualitative research, participants were selected through snowball sampling methods out of couples with a history of using surrogacy as an alternative treatment for having a child. As well, sampling continued until data saturation was reached. Finally, 23 persons participated in study (9 couples, 5 related persons). After selecting the participants and obtaining informed consent, in-depth and semi-structured interviews were conducted and most of them were recorded with participants’ consent. Then, all the interviews were analyzed using a conventional method.Results: Content analysis of the statements condenced to 311 codes, 13 subcategories and 5 categories including the absence of parental role, perceived norm, hope for parenting role, mental challenge, and decision to use surrogacy were extracted.Conclusion: The results indicated that numerous variables had an effect on decision-making process to use a surrogate mother, but the variable of hope for parenting role was an influential concept that not only interacted with other concepts but also caused optimism and motivation in families to decide in this respect.  

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Published
2020-02-02
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Golboni F, Jalali A, Dinmohammadi M, Taghizadeh Z, Nouri P, Salahsoor MR. Factors Affecting on Couple’s Decisions to Use Surrogacy: A Qualitative Study. J Fam Reprod Health. 13(4):201-208.
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