There are many couples who have a difficult time conceiving for various reasons. For some women, their ovaries cannot produce enough eggs to be able to conceive. In these cases, they can use donated eggs from another woman to become pregnant.
Eggs generally can be donated by women between the ages of 21-35. 21 for legal reasons and 35 because any older than that, the less fertile the donor women are. There are other medical and legal restrictions as well, depending on the clinic. Some places prefer to receive donations from women who have successfully donated before or women who have a track record of fertility. Because the process for donating eggs is so involved, medical professionals want to allow for the best outcome.
Again, egg donation is very complicated and involved. It involves multiple preliminary visits to the infertility clinic for physical and psychological examination. Various tests will be done to ensure viability. Additionally, the doctor and other medical personnel will go over extensively the legal and medical ramifications of the entire process. This process of informing the donor has not always been up to par. Recent government regulations have provided for every opportunity for the donor and the recipient to be adequately informed.
Once the donor is approved medically, psychologically and legally, the egg donor will go through a 40 minute surgery to remove her eggs. Then the donated egg will be fertilized in vitro, i.e. in a test tube, until fertilization into an embryo is successful.
There are many critics who say that poor women will start donating eggs hard pressed by their financial situation, wanting to make money and that this will exploit them. In any case, the money women can make from egg donations seem to be on the rise.
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