egg harvesting

The act of obtaining human eggs from a female donor. The usual format for egg harvesting consists of inserting a long needle through the vaginal wall and aspirating tissue from the ovaries

egg harvesting

Reproduction medicine The obtention of human eggs from a ♀ donor; the normal format for EH consists of inserting a long needle through the vaginal wall and aspirating tissue from ovaries. See Artificial reproduction, Egg brokerage, Egg donation.
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Hunting and egg harvesting of birds (regardless of closed/open hunting season);
This past year has seen some very specialized, out-of-the-box employee benefits appear--such as egg harvesting.
Threatened with extinction, the hawksbill sea turtles are said to be endangered by human fishing practices, coastal development, climate change, egg harvesting at nesting beaches, and pollution.
It provides reviews of a variety of initiatives, including waste and community enterprises in Ireland, low impact housing projects in the UK, community level renewable energy development in the UK and South Korea, gardening initiatives in Berlin, and community-based conservation and sustainability efforts such as sea turtle egg harvesting in Costa Rica.
The researchers say their analysis of the age-specific, long-term effects of chemotherapy provides new insights that will help patients and clinicians make more informed decisions about future reproductive options, such as egg harvesting.
The exact cause is not clear, but turtle egg harvesting, coastal gillnet fishing and longline fishing have been blamed.
Most of the time, they are the front line for feeling the effects--whether it's as subjects of DNA research, egg harvesting and forensic profiling or for toxic dumping, pesticide spraying and other environmental disasters.
Women will be in danger because of the risks associated with the drugs given to stimulate the ovaries and the egg harvesting process.
If so, they undergo follicle stimulation followed by egg harvesting and immediate cryopreservation.
As a species, the 2,000lb reptiles have been on the Earth for 150 milion years - long enough to have survived catastrophic asteroid impacts and outlived the dinosaurs - but now their numbers are declining due to hunting, egg harvesting, getting trapped in fishing nets and pollution.
Hatchlings are exported illegally in huge numbers for the international pet trade from southern Papua in Indonesia, where a whole village-based egg harvesting and hatchling ranching industry exploiting the species has developed.
Threats: Egg harvesting, disturbance of nesting grounds, drowning in fishing nets, choking on plastic bags mistaken for jellyfish