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Ahmari Tehran H, Jafarbagloo E, Zia Sheikholeslami N, Abedini Z, Heidarpoor A. Surrogacy: infertile women's attitude. ijme. 2010; 4 (1) :62-70
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-199-en.html

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Surrogacy is considered as one of the selective methods for infertile women especially those who don't have womb. As this method is controversial and the sides should be analyzed both ethically and legally, the purpose of this study is to scrutinize the attitude of infertile women who visit Hazrat Masoumeh Infertility Centre in Qom for surrogacy.
This cross-sectional study  conducted on  300 infertile women. The information were gathered from a two part questionnaire which in one part there was personal information and the other part was for phrases related to attitudes. The earned data were analyzed by descriptive test analysis and P<0.05 was considered significant.
The results showed that 61.3% of infertile women were in favor of surrogacy and 38.7% were against it. The highest priority in terms of attitude was the fear of an emotional relationship between the surrogate mother and the baby, and also the problems of delivering the baby from surrogate mother to the applicant couple. There was a logical statistical relation between the infertile women's attitude  and age, educational level of the woman, educational level, the educational level of infertile women's partners, years of infertility and income of the bread winner( P<0.05).
As the attitude of vast majority of the study samples  was positive and as it is important to know about opinions and preferences of families to make this action lawful, wider investigations in this field in more variable groups is recommended.

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Accepted: 2017/09/27 | Published: 2013/07/13

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