Donor Oocyte Part V

After the birth of a child is achieved from donor oocyte IVF, parents often ask what they should tell or reveal to their child in later years. The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has previously recommended that disclosure is ‘‘ultimately the choice of recipient parents’’ but that ‘‘disclosure to off-spring […]

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Donor Oocyte Part IV

Selection criteria for an oocyte donor are personal and couple-dependent. Some medical parameters may influence a couple’s decision when narrowing their choice from a group of acceptable donors. The donor’s age may be one such variable. In one reported study, for every year increase in donor age, the number of mature oocytes decreased by 0.39 […]

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Donor Oocyte Part III

If a couple decides to pursue donor oocyte IVF, it is important to insure that other clinical components of the process are in good working order. This includes the function and genetic make-up of the sperm as well as the integrity of the recipient’s uterine environment and surrounding hormones. Transferring a donor oocyte embryo to […]

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Donor Oocyte Part II

Taking the clinical step to donor oocyte is a very big step and one taken only after considerable thought and discussion. Donor oocyte is never a couple’s only option but may be the best option to achieve the goal of having a healthy child. A couple must balance what may be a very low prognosis […]

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Donor Oocyte Part I

In 2007, donor eggs or oocytes were used in 12% of all U.S. IVF cycles. As the name implies, donor oocyte IVF involves the use of a donated egg or oocyte (usually form a younger woman) inseminated with sperm and the resulting embryo transferred to the recipient’s uterus. The first transfer of a fertilized egg […]

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