Comparing Different Information Resources on the Process and Quality of Decision Making in Women Considering Elective Egg Freezing
There is a growing trend in developed countries for women to start having a family in their early 30s or later. This delay can mean that some women miss the opportunity to have children due to age-related infertility. Egg freezing can offer women the potential to have children later in life and lower their risk of experiencing age-related infertility. However, making choices around egg freezing and family planning is complicated because of the health, financial and psychological implications for a procedure without a guarantee of success.
Although increasing numbers of women are freezing their eggs, little is known about how different information resources support them making this complex decision. The aim of this study is to investigate how new approaches to educating women impact how they make their decision, and the quality of their decision made.
We are currently recruiting participants for this study so that we can follow their decision-making experience for up to a year. If you are considering elective egg freezing and would like to take part in the research you can find out more information here: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/mn3j
This study has been funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of The University of Melbourne.
If you have any questions, please contact the research team on 1800 925 330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Michelle Peate (University of Melbourne); Prof. Martha Hickey (University of Melbourne); Sherine Sandhu (University of Melbourne); Prof. Roger Hart (University of Western Australia); Prof. Robert Norman (The University of Adelaide); Dr. Raelia Lew (Melbourne IVF); Sabine Braat (University of Melbourne); Dr. Karin Hammarberg (Monash University); Franca Agresta (Melbourne IVF); Dr. Devora Lieberman (City Fertility Sydney); Prof. William Ledger (University of New South Wales); Prof. Jane Fisher (Monash University); Janet Michelmore (Jean Hailes for Women’s Health); Louise Johnson (VARTA); Prof. Richard Anderson (The University of Edinburgh); Anna Parle (Consumer); Fiona Summers (Consumer); Catherine Allingham (Consumer) and Dr Carolyn Ee (Western Sydney University).
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