Title

A Comprehensive Review of Reproductive Egg Donation Web Sites

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

Reproductive egg donation is a growing business in the United States, serving an estimated one in five couples who experience reproductive challenges in their lifetime. Reproductive egg agencies are increasingly utilizing the Internet to inform and recruit potential donors. Considerable variability in the portrayals of the medical process, comprehensive disclosure of the medications involved, and the style of appeals employed by such agencies exists on many of the most popular web sites analyzed. This research provides a comprehensive review of the information provided to potential donors. Implications for research, policy, and practice are discussed.

DOI

10.1080/15398285.2012.647604

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