Semen donors and their partners : a preliminary evaluation of their relationships. (1995)
In recent years it has become recognised that the decision to participate in a Donor Insemination program is not solely the decision of the donor. Rather, it has come to be considered a decision that involves both the donor and his partner. This study examined the relationships of couples who participated in a sperm donation program in New Zealand. Thirteen donors and their partners were asked to complete a Family Environment Scale to measure various aspects of their relationship. Additionally, these couples were also asked to complete a questionnaire regarding themselves as well as an open-ended interview. Statistical analysis revealed that individuals had a very dependent type of' relationship, that did · not encourage assertiveness and self-sufficiency. Further, all of the individuals considered themselves to have high levels of satisfaction with their relationship. Neither the nature of relationship or satisfaction with relationship was affected by the length of time spent contributing to the DI program.
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