Journal article

Characteristics and circumstances of women in Australia who cryopreserved their oocytes for non-medical indications

Natasha Pritchard, Maggie Kirkman, Karin Hammarberg, John McBain, Franca Agresta, Christine Bayly, Martha Hickey, Michelle Peate, Jane Fisher

JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE AND INFANT PSYCHOLOGY | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the characteristics and circumstances of women who cryopreserved their oocytes for non-medical indications and their reasons for cryopreservation. BACKGROUND: Oocyte cryopreservation for non-medical reasons is becoming increasingly common. Little is known about women who freeze their oocytes in this context. METHODS: All women who had cryopreserved oocytes for non-medical indications at a large Australian fertility treatment centre from 1999 to 2014 were invited to complete an anonymous postal survey. RESULTS: Of the 193 questionnaires mailed, 10 were returned to sender; 96/183 (53%) were completed and returned. Most respondents had completed tertiary e..

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