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Payment to gamete donors: equality, gender equity, or solidarity?
Ana Catarina Samorinha (Samorinha, C.); Claudia de Freitas (De Freitas, C.); Inês Baía (Baía, I.); Helena Cristina Ferreira Machado (Machado, H.); E. Vale-Fernandes (E. Vale-Fernandes); Susana Manuela Ribeiro Dias da Silva (Silva, S.);
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Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Estados Unidos da América
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Purpose: Regulation of payment to gamete donors varies substantially across countries. The development of an ethically sustainable governance system of payments in gamete donation demands that the preferences of different stakeholders be heard. This study intends to contribute to improving the understanding of payment to gamete donors by analysing the views of donors and recipients about the preferred form of payment and its associations with their sociodemographic characteristics. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 70 donors and 172 recipients recruited at the Portuguese Public Bank of Gametes (July 2017–June 2018). Participants completed a self-reported questionnaire. Views about the preferred form of payment were collected through a multiple-choice question and an open-ended item. Associations were quantified through ?2 tests; content analysis was conducted with the open-ended answers. Results: Both donors (48.6%) and recipients (40.7%) considered that reimbursement is the preferred form of payment to ensure solidarity-based motivations to donate. This option was followed by compensation for non-financial losses (41.4% of donors; 33.7% of recipients) based on gender equity. Preference for a fixed reward (22.7% of recipients; 8.6% of donors) was less frequent among younger donors and married/living with a partner or employed recipients, being based on the promotion of equality. Conclusion: In the context of the search for cross-border reproductive care and gamete circulation across countries, the findings from this study claim for the need to create solutions for payment to gamete donors that take into account gender equity and are simultaneously sensitive to donor’s actual expenses and further health complications.
Donor conception,Compensation,Reproductive techniques,Assisted,Infertility
  • Ciências Biológicas - Ciências Naturais
  • Medicina Clínica - Ciências Médicas
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Referência de financiamento Entidade Financiadora
UID/DTP/04750/2013 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
UID/SOC/03126/2013 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
DL57/2016/CP1336/CT0001 Comissão Europeia
POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006862 Instituto de Saude Publica da Universidade do Porto
SFRH/BD/111686/2015 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
PTDC/IVC-ESCT/6294/2014 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
IF/01674/2015 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
POCI-01-0145-FEDER016762 European Social Fund