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Men Having Babies Research Article Library

MHB is collaborating with researchers worldwide to encourage and support research to contribute to our understanding of surrogacy and gay parenting. In addition, the effective dissemination of research findings is of vital importance. Below you will find a library of exiting academic studies and reviews. They have been assembled for the most part by the International Surrogacy Research Group led by Dr. Nicola Carone of the University of Pavia, Italy. Also assisting in the effort are Dr. Henny Bos (University of Amsterdam), Dr. Ellen Lorenceau (University Paris Diderot, CRPMS), Dr. Luis Moya-Albiol (Universitat de València), Dr. Loes van Rijn - van Gelderen (University of Amsterdam), and Dr. Mary Riddle (The Pennsylvania State University).

Please feel free to send us suggestions for additional studies to include in the library.

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Egg donors working with gestational surrogacy agencies: Motivations and personality traits

OBJECTIVE: This study investigates motivations and personality characteristics of egg donors working with gestational surrogacy agencies. The personality traits of egg donors and non-donors from a demographically matched sample of women were examined.

RESULTS: Comparisons on MMPI-2 revealed that the control group scored significantly higher (p < .01) on Hypochondriasis, Depression, PsychopathicDeviate, Paranoia, Psychasthenia, Schizophrenia, Social Introversion, Psychoticism, Disconstraint, Negative Emotionality/Neuroticism, Introversion/Low Positive Emotionality, and Anxiety. Egg donors scored significantly higher (p < .01)on Ego Strength, Social Responsibility, Repression, and Dominance. Pure altruistic motivation was spontaneously reported by 11% of egg donors; 8.8% relayed only financial motivation; and 80.2% stated a combination of the two.

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