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Fertility Road Issue 14

  • Text
  • Fertility
  • April
  • Charlize
  • Sperm
  • Donation
  • Embryo
  • Eeva
  • Embryos
  • Detox
  • Reproductive

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F E R T I L I T Y R O A D F U T U R E E V E N T S FUTURE EVENTS

F E R T I L I T Y R O A D E G G D O N A T I O N E X P L A I N E D Egg donation is an extraordinary, life-changing gift, that offers hope to women who previously thought they could never have children. But what is the process of receiving donor eggs and the legalities involved? Here egg donor expert Jenny Currie from baby2mom answers your questions. Egg Donation What are the chances of a successful pregnancy when using a donor egg? Egg Donation Programmes have a success rate of about 48%; however this figure can vary depending on sperm quality and uterine readiness. Embryos are individual beings, so even with perfect conditions, they may not develop into a baby. Egg donation is about giving a chance where there is no chance with the recipient’s own eggs. Is there a waiting list for donor eggs and if so how long is this likely to be? Depending on the specific egg donor agency with whom recipients are working, there should not be a waiting list for egg donors. The norm is that egg donor recipients are provided with immediate online access to a donor database of egg donors, with options to consider elements such as race, physical traits, reproductive information and personality traits. It may be that there is a waiting period for a specific profile of egg donor. E.g. in some countries there may be a scarcity of egg donors of a particular race group. Is there an age limit to be a donor egg recipient and if so why? South African egg donation guidelines for example emphasise that special consideration should be given to couples where the female recipient’s age is greater than 50 years. For this reason some clinics enforce a cut off age of 50. This is to protect the health of the woman as she may not be medically suitable to carry a baby after this age, compromising her overall health. APRIL - MAY 2013 | WWW.FERTILITYROAD.COM | 43

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