Scientific research

The Psychosocial Aspects of PGD Procedures

This study, sponsored by the Pink Ribbon Foundation, the Jules Coenegracht Foundation and ZonMw, was designed to look into the psychosocial aspects of PGD procedures. The focus will be on qualitative research (interviews) investigating couples’ motives and considerations for choosing to undergo PGD (or not to undergo PGD), as well as their experiences with PGD procedures, the psychological impact of said procedures and their subsequent satisfaction rate.

The objective of this study is to improve the way in which individual couples are supervised and supported during the decision-making process and during any PGD procedures they may choose to undergo.

Supervisors: prof. Christine de Die-Smulders, Liesbeth van Osch, PhD
Research team: Inge Derks-Smeets, Guusje de Krom, Joyce Gietel-Habets