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Non-donors’ attitudes towards sperm donation and their willingness to donate

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The aim of this article is to study attitudes about sperm donation and willingness to donate sperm in students who have never shown an interest in sperm donation. The method used in this study is an electronic survey of 1012 male students. Only one third of the respondents (34.3%) would consider donating sperm. Overall, 85.7% indicated a positive attitude towards sperm donation while 14.3% indicated a neutral or negative attitude. The highest scored barriers to donating were the lack of practical information and the fear that the partner would not agree. Almost 40% of the respondents feared that the donation might have a negative impact on their current or future relationship. The majority (83.6%) of those who considered donating thought donors should receive a financial compensation. Money was also one of the main motivators. About 85% of the students thought positively about sperm donation but several factors such as perceived negative views by the social environment, especially the partner, may deter students from donating. This study indicates that the effect of strong incentives, for instance in monetary terms, on a donor pool consisting of students could be limited and that relational factors and donor's perceptions of the views of the wider social network should be taken into account when recruiting donors.
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Attitude, Donor conception, Intention, Sperm donation, Students, DONORS, MOTIVES

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Provoost, Veerle, Florence Van Rompuy, and Guido Pennings. 2018. “Non-donors’ Attitudes Towards Sperm Donation and Their Willingness to Donate.” Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics 35 (1): 107–118.
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Provoost, Veerle, Van Rompuy, F., & Pennings, G. (2018). Non-donors’ attitudes towards sperm donation and their willingness to donate. JOURNAL OF ASSISTED REPRODUCTION AND GENETICS, 35(1), 107–118.
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Provoost V, Van Rompuy F, Pennings G. Non-donors’ attitudes towards sperm donation and their willingness to donate. JOURNAL OF ASSISTED REPRODUCTION AND GENETICS. 2018;35(1):107–18.
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Provoost, Veerle, Florence Van Rompuy, and Guido Pennings. “Non-donors’ Attitudes Towards Sperm Donation and Their Willingness to Donate.” JOURNAL OF ASSISTED REPRODUCTION AND GENETICS 35.1 (2018): 107–118. Print.
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  abstract     = {The aim of this article is to study attitudes about sperm donation and willingness to donate sperm in students who have never shown an interest in sperm donation. 
The method used in this study is an electronic survey of 1012 male students. 
Only one third of the respondents (34.3\%) would consider donating sperm. Overall, 85.7\% indicated a positive attitude towards sperm donation while 14.3\% indicated a neutral or negative attitude. The highest scored barriers to donating were the lack of practical information and the fear that the partner would not agree. Almost 40\% of the respondents feared that the donation might have a negative impact on their current or future relationship. The majority (83.6\%) of those who considered donating thought donors should receive a financial compensation. Money was also one of the main motivators. 
About 85\% of the students thought positively about sperm donation but several factors such as perceived negative views by the social environment, especially the partner, may deter students from donating. This study indicates that the effect of strong incentives, for instance in monetary terms, on a donor pool consisting of students could be limited and that relational factors and donor's perceptions of the views of the wider social network should be taken into account when recruiting donors.},
  author       = {Provoost, Veerle and Van Rompuy, Florence and Pennings, Guido},
  issn         = {1058-0468},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF ASSISTED REPRODUCTION AND GENETICS},
  keyword      = {Attitude,Donor conception,Intention,Sperm donation,Students,DONORS,MOTIVES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {107--118},
  title        = {Non-donors{\textquoteright} attitudes towards sperm donation and their willingness to donate},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10815-017-1036-x},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2018},
}

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