Funding for this research was provided by:
National Science Foundation (BCS-1356136)
Received: 28 May 2018
Accepted: 13 July 2018
First Online: 23 July 2018
: MCI of Yale University and DB-C of University of Haifa are professors of medical anthropology who specialize in qualitative research with assisted reproduction patients. They are personally responsible for the in-depth interviews that form the core dataset of this paper. As the corresponding author of this paper, further information on MCI’s research can be found atExternalRef removed.
: The research protocol, including study design, study recruitment, interview schedule, and qualitative data analysis and management plan, was approved by the Human Subjects Committees and Institutional Review Boards at Yale University and the University of Haifa, as well as by ethics committees of all 7 participating IVF clinic study sites. In the US, these included the Center for Human Reproduction, New York City; Shady Grove Fertility, Rockville, MD; and the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. In Israel, these included Carmel Medical Center, Haifa; Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan; Assuta Medical Center, Tel Aviv; and Assuta Medical Center, Rishon Lezion. All women participating in this study in these various centers signed written informed consent forms, agreeing to their participation.
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