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Egg Donation

Guide to choosing an Egg Donor for Gay Male Couple or Individual

6622110983aa6e131fe76962e331d93eNowadays the fast development of reproductive medicine gives the opportunity to all people to become parents regardless their sexual orientation. With the help of egg donation and surrogacy all gay male couples and individuals have the opportunity to have genetically  related babies.

If you want to use the program of surrogacy using egg donor you need to know a few things about egg donors. Continue reading

Egg Donor Pros & Cons

Egg-donation-forums-520x221With the growing number of women facing fertility problems, reproductive medicine has grown increasingly common. One of the more frequent causes of infertility is due to a woman’s inability to produce eggs. This problem is usually caused by early menopause or damage to the ovaries. Fortunately, the process of in vitro fertilization and egg donation provides an opportunity for these women to become pregnant and Continue reading

Miscellaneous Facts

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Egg Donors for gays are expected to abstain from sexual intercourse while on medications for the egg donation cycle. Egg Donors are extremely fertile while on hormone stimulation medication and run the risk of multiple pregnancy if they do not abstain from sexual intercourse during this time period. Also, sexual intercourse could potentially expose the Egg Donor to sexual transmitted diseases, Continue reading

Egg Donor Selection for Gay Couple

golden-eggWomen are carefully chosen to become an egg donor for gay couple. It is not for everyone who would like to help some people with the help of their eggs. Women should be carefully examined to detect all possible medical problems that can affect future child.

First of all donors undergo general medical screening including physical examination (pelvic exam), blood analysis to check hormone levels, Continue reading

Egg Donation

Egg donation is an artificial reproductive technology where an ovum (egg) is retrieved from one woman (the donor) and fertilized. The resulting embryo is implanted in another woman (the birth mother or surrogate mother), who carries the fetus until its birth. As the clinical use of this procedure is a relatively new phenomenon, there is no clear halachic consensus as to whether the status of the child is based on the egg donor, the woman Continue reading

Short Term Risks

riskIn general, the short-term health risks from donating eggs are similar to those infertile women face when they get  IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatments, the medical procedure that creates human embryos from eggs and sperm outside a woman’s body.

Once the process is started, egg donors begin giving themselves daily injections of gonadotropin-releasing hormone Continue reading

Risky Drugs

As you know egg donors and not only for gay couples take special medication to produce the right amount of eggs during the donation process. The risks of multiple egg extraction do not only come in this stage of the process, however. Lupron, or leuprolide acetate, is a drug that is commonly used to shut down a woman’s ovaries before stimulating them to produce multiple follicles. This drug has caused a range of Continue reading

Egg Donor Myths

Myth #1: It isn’t your baby

The vast majority of prospective recipients of donor gametes (and donor embryo) think that the baby who was born with the help of donor eggs isn’t their genetic baby. We should notice that any donor (sperm, egg, embryo) should be expected to relinquish Continue reading

Egg Donor Testing

A thorough evaluation or screening of each potential egg donor is of critical importance. This screening should serve to protect all parties involved (the donor, the recipient and the resulting offspring). Briefly, the donor should generally be younger than 35 years old, with laboratory evidence of normal ovarian reserve and no indication of impaired fertility. Continue reading

Who Are Appropriate Candidates For Donor Egg?

The primary indication for egg donation was originally for women with premature ovarian failure (POF), defined as menopause occurring before the age of 40 years. POF affects approximately 1% of the female population; in effect, this condition indicates depletion of a woman’s own eggs and cessation of ovarian function. The causes of POF are varied, and a thorough medical evaluation to seek an underlying or associated process is important prior to treatment. Continue reading