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A Comprehensive Review of Reproductive Egg Donation Web Sites
Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet
  • James R. Carter, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Lindsay B. Gezinski
  • Sharvari Karandikar-Chheda
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Publication Date
1-1-2012
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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
Citation Information
James R. Carter, Lindsay B. Gezinski and Sharvari Karandikar-Chheda. "A Comprehensive Review of Reproductive Egg Donation Web Sites" Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet Vol. 16 Iss. 1 (2012) p. 53 - 65 ISSN: 15398285
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/james_carter/3/