Recruitment and motivation of semen providers in Sweden
2003 (English)In: Human Reproduction, ISSN 0268-1161, E-ISSN 1460-2350, Vol. 18, no 1, 212-216 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
BACKGROUND: Legislation in Sweden requires that semen providers are prepared to be identified to offspring (at maturity) should this be requested. This study presents views of semen providers in Sweden regarding factors associated with their recruitment and motivation. METHODS: All semen providers (n = 30) in two clinics in different parts of Sweden participated in a questionnaire survey and both quantitative and qualitative data are reported. RESULTS: While there were some important demographic differences between the two clinic populations, there was total agreement that the desire to assist infertile couples was the sole or main motivating factor in becoming a semen provider. Monetary reward was not reported by respondents to be an important motivator, although at least 50% of the providers in both clinics thought that payment should be made and reimbursement of expenses was reported as being important. Men responded to both advertising and personal experiences or contacts they had with infertile couples. The involvement and support of the semen provider’s partner was regarded as important. CONCLUSIONS: Semen providers can be recruited within a system that requires them to be prepared to be identified to offspring in the future. The characteristics of such providers vary, but are typified by a strong desire to assist infertile couples.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford Journals , 2003. Vol. 18, no 1, 212-216 p.
motivation, payment, recruitment, semen providers, Sweden
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
Research subject Obstetrics and Gynaecology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-41821DOI: 10.1093/humrep/deg026PubMedID: 12525469OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-41821DiVA: diva2:407870