publication . Article . 2014

Surrogate mothers 10 years on: a longitudinal study of psychological well-being and relationships with the parents and child

Susan Golombok; Vasanti Jadva; Susan Imrie;
Open Access English
  • Published: 19 Dec 2014
  • Publisher: Oxford Journals on behalf of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Study Question: How do surrogates psychological health and experiences of surrogacy change from one year to ten years following the birth of the surrogacy child? Summary answer: Surrogates’ psychological well-being did not change ten years following the birth, with the majority continuing to report good mental health andall surrogates remained positive about the surrogacy arrangement. What is known already: Studies have found that surrogates may find the weeks following the birth difficult, but do not experience psychological problems 6 months and 1 year later. Research has also shown that surrogates can form close relationships with the intended parents during ...
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free text keywords: Surrogacy, surrogate, psychological wellbeing, Longitudinal study, Psychological well-being, Surrogate mothers, Clinical psychology, Psychological health, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Psychology, Feeling, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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