The decision-making process for the fate of frozen embryos by Japanese infertile women: a qualitative study

@inproceedings{Takahashi2012TheDP,
  title={The decision-making process for the fate of frozen embryos by Japanese infertile women: a qualitative study},
  author={Shizuko Takahashi and Misao Fujita and Akihisa Fujimoto and Toshihiro Fujiwara and Tetsu Yano and Osamu Tsutsumi and Yuji Taketani and Akira Akabayashi},
  booktitle={BMC medical ethics},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have found that the decision-making process for stored unused frozen embryos involves much emotional burden influenced by socio-cultural factors. This study aims to ascertain how Japanese patients make a decision on the fate of their frozen embryos: whether to continue storage discard or donate to research. METHODS Ten Japanese… CONTINUE READING