oocyte donation


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donation

 [do-na´shun]
1. a gift.
2. the act of giving.
oocyte donation a method of assisted reproductive technology in which an oocyte from a fertile woman is aspirated for incubation in the uterus of a woman who has female factor infertility, such as after oophorectomy or premature menopause. fertilization may be either in vitro or in utero.

oocyte donation

a method of assisted reproductive technology in which an oocyte from a fertile woman is aspirated for incubation in the uterus of a woman who has female factor infertility, such as after oophorectomy or premature menopause. Fertilization may be either in vitro or in utero.
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Public opinion regarding oocyte donation in Turkey: first data from a secular population among the Islamic world.
Oocyte donation continued to grow throughout the 1990s and 2000s.
2] concentrations >220 pmol/L, corresponding to our cutoff point for the selection of patients for inclusion in the oocyte donation program.
Among other recommendations, the committee said that oocyte donation programs should "adopt and disclose policies regarding coverage of an oocyte donor's medical costs, should she experience health complications from the procedure, ensure that advertisements for donors are responsible and accurate, and provide information and counseling.
It also made oocyte donation much more feasible by eliminating the need for cycle synchrony between the donor and recipient.
The implications for fertility preservation, oocyte donation, and possibly routine fertility care are enormous.
Another entire day has been devoted to the treatment of the aged infertile woman analyzing the management of older patients in assisted reproduction programs, the use of different medications to improve ovarian response, and the employment of oocyte donation to overcome the problem of oocyte ageing.
An increase in oocyte donation from poorer to more affluent countries creates a number of ethical issues.
Cho, "Issues in Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research," Science 308 (2005): 1747-48.
Oocyte cryopreservation entails important potential advantages for human IVF, offering a less ethically disputable alternative to embryo cryopreservation, simplifying and making safer oocyte donation, and giving an opportunity forfertility preservation to women at risk of premature ovarian failure as an effect of genetic factors or chemo- or radiotherapies.
The data suggest that oocyte donation is here to stay for the foreseeable future, Dr.