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Titolo:
An attempt to reconstruct children's donor concept: a comparison between children's and lesbian parents' attitudes towards donor anonymity
Autore:
Vanfraussen, K; Ponjaert-Kristoffersen, I; Brewaeys, A;
Indirizzi:
Dutch Speaking Free Univ Brussels, Dept Dev & Life Span Psychol, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium Dutch Speaking Free Univ Brussels Brussels Belgium B-1050ssels, Belgium
Titolo Testata:
HUMAN REPRODUCTION
fascicolo: 9, volume: 16, anno: 2001,
pagine: 2019 - 2025
SICI:
0268-1161(200109)16:9<2019:AATRCD>2.0.ZU;2-0
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
GAMETE DONATION; ASSISTED REPRODUCTION; DISCLOSURE; INSEMINATION; WELFARE; RESPONSIBILITY; SECRECY; COUPLES; PRIVACY; ISSUES;
Keywords:
donor anonymity; donor insemination; donor offspring; lesbian parenthood;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
24
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Vanfraussen, K Dutch Speaking Free Univ Brussels, Dept Dev & Life Span Psychol, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium Dutch Speaking Free Univ Brussels BrusselsBelgium B-1050
Citazione:
K. Vanfraussen et al., "An attempt to reconstruct children's donor concept: a comparison between children's and lesbian parents' attitudes towards donor anonymity", HUM REPR, 16(9), 2001, pp. 2019-2025

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study investigated the donor concept of children who wereborn by means of donor insemination (DI), and their lesbian parents. METHODS: A total of 41 children aged between 7 and 17 years, and 45 parents, took part in the follow-up study. In-depth topic interviews were used to reconstruct how DI children and their mothers perceived the donor. Data were collected about the birth story, about children's conversations with their mothers concerning donor characteristics and about children's and parents' attitudes towards the status of the donor. RESULTS: 54% of these children preferred donor anonymity at this point in their life, whereas 46% wanted to know more about the donor. The majority of the latter group would have liked to know the donor's identity, with boys outnumbering girls. The remaining children of this group were content with non-identifying information. Children wanted to know more about the donors whereas the majority of the motherspreferred the donor to remain anonymous. CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that among DI children in general and among members of the same family, unit opinions differ on the status of the donor. A flexible system offering different types of donors seems to be necessary in order to meet the needs ofeach family.

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