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Korean J Health Promot 2017 ; 17 (4) : p.242~251
Inquiry Survey of Infertile Couples for Sperm Donation and Artificial Insemination by Donor

In Hwa Kim1, Ji-Hyun Kim1, Min Jung Park2, Sung Min Kang3, Young Seuk Cho4, Tae Yeon Kim4, Nam Cheol Park2,3

1BHS 한서병원 가정의학과, 2한국공공정자은행연구원, 3부산대학교 의학전문대학원 비뇨기과, 4부산대학교 통계학과


Background: Artificial insemination by donor (AID) is important to chance the pregnancy in male infertile couples by requiring appropriate medical, legal and ethical reviews. The purpose of this study was to investigate the perception changes of AID to collect the basic information for establishing the sperm donation, cryopreservation and artificial insemination management system.
Methods: We evaluated the people’s thought of sperm donation, cryopreservation, and artificial insemination by donor by means of national inquiry survey from 247 infertile couples for 4 weeks from October 2016. The questionnaires were composed of 4 areas, and each questionnaire consisted of 15 items. Changes in the perception of AID by year were investigated after review of domestic journals.
Results: 67.6% of respondents knew the growth of couples with difficulty getting pregnant due to male infertility. 82.2% of respondents replied the necessary of sperm bank as a treatment option for infertility and 40.5% knew the donation and receipt system of sperm. In the survey of change perception of AID according to year, 37.5% and 39.5% of respondents were got information about AID from doctor in 2003 and 2004, but 49.6% from broadcasting in 2016. As a child grows up, 4.0% (2003), 9.0% (2014), and 42.8% (2016) of respondents answered to tell the child about AID.
Conclusions: Infertile couple’s thought of AID about the extension of opportunities for male infertility treatment is changed. In conclusion, it is necessary to establish institutional system of sperm donation, cryopreservation and artificial insemination prior to public sperm bank operation.
Korean J Health Promot 2017;17(4):242-251

Keywords: Artificial insemination, donor, Male infertility, Sperm bank


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