Determination of the attitudes of Turkish infertile women towards surrogacy and oocyte donation

Kilic S., Ucar M., Yaren H., Gulec M., Atac A., Demirel F., ...More

Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.25, no.1, pp.36-40, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.36-40
  • Keywords: Oocyte Donation, Gestational Surrogacy, GAMETE DONATION, MOTHERHOOD, EXPERIENCE, SWEDEN
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Objectives: To determine the attitudes toward gestational surrogacy and egg donation amongst the Turkish married infertile females. Methodology: This descriptive study was carried out in a maternity hospital. Patients were 250 married women who had applied for infertility treatment. Results: Of the participants (n=250), 60 females (24.0%) answered positive attitude for surrogate motherhood and 65 (26.0%) for egg donation. Among the participants who stated positive response, 30 (50.0%) females stated that identity of the surrogate mother was not important. Among the participants who stated positive response to accept egg donation from someone (n=65), "only from someone whom I do not know "was the most common answer (n=30, 46.2%). Conclusions: We consider that, oocyte donation and surrogate motherhood will have the potential to empower women and increase their status in society in near future. These techniques also have frightening potential for deepening their exploitation and unsolved ethical dilemmas.