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BACKGROUND A major concern in relation to donor insemination (DI) is whether children should be told about their genetic origins. This study compared the thoughts, feelings and experiences of DI parents who were inclined towards openness with those who were inclined towards non-disclosure. METHODS Forty-six families with a 4- to 8-year-old DI-conceived… (More)
We report on a comparative study of semen donors at two London (UK) clinics which have different recruitment and payment policies. Results presented here include data on the demographic characteristics, motivations, means of recruitment and attitudes towards payments of the donors, as well as their disclosure to others about the donation. Donors from the… (More)
BACKGROUND The UK government has decided to introduce, from 2005, rules that will allow donor-conceived persons to have access to identifying information concerning their donor. This has led to many concerns regarding future gamete donor recruitment. METHODS Semen donors who had been recruited between 1988 and 2002 were invited to take part in a telephone… (More)
The authors report on a comparative questionnaire study of semen donors at two London clinics offering donor insemination (DI). Results presented here include donors' attitudes towards the storage of identifying information on the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's central register, the importance of anonymity when donating, feelings about… (More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the quality of family relationships and children's socioemotional adjustment in families created by donor insemination where parents tended either toward disclosure or nondisclosure. DESIGN A study of 46 families with a child aged 4-8 years who was conceived through donor insemination. The study used standardized interview data from… (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the use of smaller diameter needles at oocyte collection reduces pain without jeopardizing the treatment outcome. DESIGN Prospective randomized study. SETTING The Assisted Conception Unit, Kings College Hospital, United Kingdom. PATIENTS One hundred twelve patients undergoing an IVF-ET treatment cycle. INTERVENTIONS… (More)
The results of this study show that ultrasound measurements by the transabdominal and transvaginal routes are statistically comparable and reproducible between observers. The somewhat larger standard deviations found with transabdominal scanning suggest that the transvaginal route may be more accurate in the daily monitoring of follicular development.