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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 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

The Donation Process

egg-donorAfter an egg donor has been matched with prospective parents, they will undergo a screening process prior to starting the egg donation cycle. An egg donor screening may include the following:

Fertility Screening: A donor’s ovaries will be examined for the ability to produce eggs through a physical/pelvic examination, and blood tests. To determine ovarian function and reserve, the egg donor may also need to have a vaginal sonogram on the second Continue reading