Segment 1 Segment 2 Segment 3
Rationale n % n % n %
Should 564   437   481  
Survivor’s wishes or rights 201 35.6 181 41.4 132 27.4
Deceased’s wishes 102 18.1 51 11.7 26 5.4
Parents’ opinion important         98 20.4
Parents’ opinion irrelevant         75 15.6
Should not 230   338   300  
Deceased’s wishes unknown 54 23.5 88 26.0 48 16.0
Concerns for child 37 16.1 43 12.7 31 10.3
Frozen for different purpose/person 22 9.6 47 13.9 21 7.0
Unnatural or religion 17 7.4 17 5.0 14 4.7
Move on with life 14 6.1 12 3.6 10 3.3
Suicide     22 6.5 8 2.7
Parents’ opinion important         57 19.0
Table 5: Most common rationales for whether posthumous conception should or should not be allowed.