Embryo donation and receipt in Australia: views on the meanings of embryos and kinship relations.

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    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      donor conception
      embryo donation
      embryo receipt
      embryos
      kinship
    • Abstract:
      Research on embryo donation and receipt continues to grow, highlighting how specific national contexts shape views and experiences. The present article reports on a qualitative study on embryo donation and receipt in Australia. Interviews were conducted with 15 participants: embryo donors and those seeking to donate (6), embryo recipients and those seeking donors (3), people with embryos in storage or previously in storage (5), and egg donors where resulting embryos were donated to a third party (1). A deductive thematic analysis identified four key themes: understandings of embryos as cells, potential children, and/or children; a focus on relationships between "siblings"; importance of language and "family words" in discussing relationships; and extended family members having difficulty understanding the concept of embryo donation. The article concludes with a consideration of the implications of the findings in terms of the practice of embryo donation and the policies that surround it. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      8331
    • ISSN:
      1463-6778
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/14636778.2018.1530100
    • Accession Number:
      134651788
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BARTHOLOMAEUS, C.; RIGGS, D. W. Embryo donation and receipt in Australia: views on the meanings of embryos and kinship relations. New Genetics & Society, [s. l.], v. 38, n. 1, p. 1–17, 2019. DOI 10.1080/14636778.2018.1530100. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=134651788. Acesso em: 27 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Bartholomaeus C, Riggs DW. Embryo donation and receipt in Australia: views on the meanings of embryos and kinship relations. New Genetics & Society. 2019;38(1):1-17. doi:10.1080/14636778.2018.1530100
    • APA:
      Bartholomaeus, C., & Riggs, D. W. (2019). Embryo donation and receipt in Australia: views on the meanings of embryos and kinship relations. New Genetics & Society, 38(1), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/14636778.2018.1530100
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bartholomaeus, Clare, and Damien W. Riggs. 2019. “Embryo Donation and Receipt in Australia: Views on the Meanings of Embryos and Kinship Relations.” New Genetics & Society 38 (1): 1–17. doi:10.1080/14636778.2018.1530100.
    • Harvard:
      Bartholomaeus, C. and Riggs, D. W. (2019) ‘Embryo donation and receipt in Australia: views on the meanings of embryos and kinship relations’, New Genetics & Society, 38(1), pp. 1–17. doi: 10.1080/14636778.2018.1530100.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bartholomaeus, C & Riggs, DW 2019, ‘Embryo donation and receipt in Australia: views on the meanings of embryos and kinship relations’, New Genetics & Society, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 1–17, viewed 27 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Bartholomaeus, Clare, and Damien W. Riggs. “Embryo Donation and Receipt in Australia: Views on the Meanings of Embryos and Kinship Relations.” New Genetics & Society, vol. 38, no. 1, Mar. 2019, pp. 1–17. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/14636778.2018.1530100.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bartholomaeus, Clare, and Damien W. Riggs. “Embryo Donation and Receipt in Australia: Views on the Meanings of Embryos and Kinship Relations.” New Genetics & Society 38, no. 1 (March 2019): 1–17. doi:10.1080/14636778.2018.1530100.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bartholomaeus C, Riggs DW. Embryo donation and receipt in Australia: views on the meanings of embryos and kinship relations. New Genetics & Society [Internet]. 2019 Mar [cited 2020 Oct 27];38(1):1–17. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=134651788