Infertile Women’s Opinion Concerning Gestational Surrogacy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

  • Sanaz MUSAVI Women's Reproductive Health Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Hossein MASHHADI ABDOLAHI Tabriz Health Services Management Research Center, Health Management and Safety Promotion Research Institute, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Morteza GHOJAZADEH Research Center for Evidence-Based Medicine, Health Management and Safety Promotion Research Institute, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Mahdieh ABBASALIZAD FARHANGI Drug Applied Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Zeinab NIKNIAZ Liver and Gastrointestinal Diseases Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Leila NIKNIAZ Mail Tabriz Health Services Management Research Center, Health Management and Safety Promotion Research Institute, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Keywords:
Infertility;, Attitude, Gestational surrogacy;, Meta-analysis

Abstract

Background: This systematic review and meta-analysis of the observational studies aimed at evaluating the infertile women’s attitude toward gestational surrogacy.

Methods: Published studies until Jan 2019 were searched using PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, ISI Web of Science, Proquest and Google scholar, MagIran, SID and IranMedex. Studies in English or Persian language surveyed attitudes toward surrogacy for infertile women published until Jan 2019. Animal studies and studies with poor methodological quality were excluded from the review.

Results: Six eligible studies including 1359 infertile women were identified. Of these, 559 and 742 women agreed and disagreed with surrogacy respectively. The overall event rate of positive attitude for surrogacy in infertile women was %39.7 (%95 CI=24.5 to 57.1, P=0.245).

Conclusion: The infertile women’s attitude toward surrogacy is not strongly positive. We believe, more studies should be conducted among different socioeconomic, religious and cultural groups.

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Published
2020-07-30
How to Cite
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MUSAVI S, MASHHADI ABDOLAHI H, GHOJAZADEH M, ABBASALIZAD FARHANGI M, NIKNIAZ Z, NIKNIAZ L. Infertile Women’s Opinion Concerning Gestational Surrogacy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Iran J Public Health. 49(8):1432-1438.
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