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About me

I am a clinical psychologist and sexologist. From 2000-2009 I was active as clinical psychologist in the field of general pediatric and pediatric haemato-oncology (University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium). In 2009 I joined the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law (KU Leuven, Belgium) to conduct my doctoral research on “Parenthood by donor conception: Exploring (intended) parents' experiences and disclosure behaviour. I earned my PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leuven (2013). Since 2014 I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Lampic & Wettgren research group at Karolinska Institutet and a fellow at the Centre for Sociological Research (CeSO, KU Leuven). I have a unique combination of research and clinical experiences in the field of medical psychology, more specifically in the field of human reproduction, infertility, and sperm, egg or embryo donation.

Education

  • 2014 - : Post-doctoral researcher at Karolinska Institutet
  • 2014 - : Post-doctoral fellow at Centre of Sociological Research, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 2013: PhD in Biomedical Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium

    Thesis: Parenthood by donor conception: Exploring (intended) parents' experiences and disclosure behaviour.
  • 2008: Master in Sexology, KU Leuven, Belgium                            Master thesis: Pubertal gynecomastia: self-concept, sexual body image and relational sexual development in early adolescence.
  • 1998: Master in Clinical Psychology, KU Leuven, Belgium            Master thesis: A life-long lie: the nosological position of the Münchhausen syndrome

Research description

My current research explores and compares societal perceptions of donor-conceived families in European countries that differ in culture and legislation regarding donor conception.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

2016-2017: Cofas-2, Incoming International Postdoc Fellowship, Forte

2013 (March-April): Brocher Foundation Centre, Génève (CH) 

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Publications

'Of course he's our child': transitions in social parenthood in donor sperm recipient families
Indekeu A, D'hooghe T, Daniels Kr, Dierickx K, Rober P
Reproductive biomedicine online 2014;28(1):106-15

When 'sperm' becomes 'donor': transitions in parents' views of the sperm donor
Indekeu A, D'hooghe T, Daniels Kr, Dierickx K, Rober P
Human fertility (Cambridge, England) 2014;17(4):269-77

Factors contributing to parental decision-making in disclosing donor conception: a systematic review
Indekeu A, Dierickx K, Schotsmans P, Daniels Kr, Rober P, D'hooghe T
HUMAN REPRODUCTION UPDATE 2013;19(6):714-33

How couples' experiences prior to the start of infertility treatment with donor gametes influence the disclosure decision
Indekeu A, Rober P, Schotsmans P, Daniels Kr, Dierickx K, D'hooghe T
Gynecologic and obstetric investigation 2013;76(2):125-32

Parenthood motives, well-being and disclosure among men from couples ready to start treatment with intrauterine insemination using their own sperm or donor sperm
Indekeu A, D'hooghe T, De Sutter P, Demyttenaere K, Vanderschueren D, Vanderschot B, et al
Human reproduction (Oxford, England) 2012;27(1):159-66

Parenthood motives, well-being and disclosure among men from couples ready to start treatment with intraunterine insemination using their own sperm or donor sperm
Indekeu A, D'hooghe T, De Sutter P, Demyttenaere K, Vanderschueren D, Vanderschot B, et al
HUMAN REPRODUCTION 2011;:I267-I267

Body image and sexuality in adolescents after hypospadias surgery
Vandendriessche S, Baeyens D, Van Hoecke E, Indekeu A, Hoebeke P
Journal of pediatric urology 2010;6(1):54-9

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