Artificial insemination: delving through the perception of selected stakeholders in the Filipino society

Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


Artificial Insemination, Ethical, Infertile Couples, Medical, Obstetricians, Ordinary citizens, Religious leaders, Social, Stakeholders


Artificial insemination became increasingly prevalent in the population of farm animals, resulting in less research when the emphasis is on human reproduction. Hence, this research aimed to delve deeper into the understanding of how AI is being perceived by various stakeholders, specifically Obstetricians, Infertile Couples, Religious Leaders, and Ordinary Citizens, in a country centered on Catholicism. The research was

executed through an online focus group discussion utilizing a semi- structured interview for each group of stakeholders. It was then analyzed

through thematic analyses and frequency distribution tables. The data revealed that three (3) out of four (4) stakeholder groups pronounced a supportive stance in the discussion of AI, declaring the nonexistent improper practice and good intentions for human procreation. In contrast, one (1) stakeholder group opposed the idea of AI, given its disobedience to the Christian gospel and the potency of harm ensuing. Nevertheless, all four (4) stakeholders recognized the legitimacy of the child born out of AI yet differed on educating the infant on their origin. Thus, the Philippines embraces the possibility of incorporating artificial insemination while remaining mindful of its ethical, medical, and social concerns.

First Advisor

Dennis Y. Perona

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