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Interamerican Journal of Psychology

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SARDINAS, Lili M.; PADILLA, Lymaries; CABIYA, José  and  SAYERS, Sean. Psychometric properties of the female attitude towards surrogacy scale. Interam. j. psychol. [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.2, pp. 222-229. ISSN 0034-9690.

The present work shows the results of the psychometric properties study of the Female Attitude towards Surrogacy Scale. The definition of the term is discussed, as well as the implications of the procedure, both for the surrogate mother and for the intended parents. The progress that surrogacy has had in Puerto Rico and the need for future investigations is presented. The procedure consisted of presenting an educational document on the topic to a sample of Puerto Rican females, 21 years of age or older, selected by availability and administering an attitude questionnaire on surrogacy. The results of this investigation will serve as the foudation to develop public policies, in addition to a surrogacy education program for the general public.

Keywords : Surrogacy; Infertility; Attitude; Scale; Psychometric properties.

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