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dc.contributor.authorHudson, Nickyen
dc.contributor.authorCulley, Lorraineen
dc.contributor.authorBlyth, E.en
dc.contributor.authorNorton, Wendyen
dc.contributor.authorPacey, A.en
dc.contributor.authorRapport, F.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-12T14:17:09Z
dc.date.available2016-07-12T14:17:09Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-04
dc.identifier.citationHudson, N. et al. (2016) Cross-border-assisted reproduction: a qualitative account of UK travellers' experiences. Human Fertility, 19 (2), pp. 102-110en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12290
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractSurveys on patients’ experiences of cross-border fertility treatment have reported a range of positive and challenging features. However, the number of such studies is limited and there is no detailed qualitative account of the experiences of UK patients who travel overseas for fertility treatment. The present study used a cross-sectional, qualitative design and in-depth interviews. Fifty-one participants (41 women and 10 men, representing 41 treatment ‘cases’) participated in semi-structured interviews. The experiences reported were broadly positive with a large proportion of participants (39 cases, 95%) citing a favourable overall experience with only 2 cases (5%) reporting a more negative experience. Thematic analysis revealed six major categories and 20 sub-categories, which described the positive and challenging aspects of cross border fertility travel. The positive aspects were represented by the categories: ‘access’, ‘control’, ‘care and respect’. The more challenging aspects were categorised as ‘logistics and coordination of care’, ‘uncertainty’ and ‘cultural dissonance’. The study confirms findings from others that despite some challenges, there is a relatively high level of patient satisfaction with cross-border treatment with participants able to extend the boundaries of their fertility-seeking trajectories and in some cases, regain a sense of control over their treatment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.subjectFertility tourismen
dc.subjectPatient-centred careen
dc.subjectIVFen
dc.subjectCross-border reproductive careen
dc.subjectMedical tourismen
dc.titleCross-border assisted reproduction: a qualitative account of UK travellers' experiencesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14647273.2016.1168530
dc.researchgroupReproduction Research Groupen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen
dc.funderESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)en
dc.projectidRES 000 22 3390en
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NC-NDen
dc.date.acceptance2015-05-12en
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Reproduction Research (CRR)en


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