Socio-economic characteristics of artificial insemination donor (AID) couples compared with matched population controls

Hendrikus V. Hogerzeil, Trudy Knijn, Ben W.J. Mol

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Socio-economic characteristics like education, occupation and religion may play a role when choosing or refraining from treatment by artificial insemination by donor (AID). From a cohort of 189 AID-patients, the socio-economic characteristics were established from the notes and a questionnaire that was sent to all patients to complete the available data. The response rate to the questionnaire was 83.6% (158 women). Data were compared with population controls that were matched for age and region. AID patients in this study had significantly lower educational and/or occupational levels than matched population controls and were significantly more religious.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-114
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished or Issued - Jan 1996


  • artificial insemination donor
  • questionnaire
  • religion
  • socio-economic characteristics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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