Reproductive Endocrine Assoc. Assisted Reproduction Q & A

Does the Institute work with egg donors?

Yes. We now know that when a woman enters her 40s the success rate of in vitro fertilization tends to decrease. If the hormone profile suggests that success with IVF is unlikely, or if the woman has gone into a premature menopausal state, we offer the possibility of utilizing an egg donor. Remarkably, simple hormonal treatments can allow the woman's womb to safely carry the donated egg which has been fertilized with her husband's sperm. Pregnancy rates correspond to the rates of the younger women who have donated their eggs. We offer interested couples our Institute's listing of anonymous egg donors to choose from, or they may choose from among several agencies that specialize in matching a couple to a suitable donor.

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