Conclusion: Despite improvement in health care, most fertile and infertile women are still against oocyte donation
. This situation may be related to the conservative leanings of Turkish society in recent decades.
van den Akker, "Systematic review of oocyte donation
: investigating attitudes, motivations and experiences," Human Reproduction Update, vol.
Altruistic oocyte donation
is therefore less common than sperm donation.
The nature of oocyte donation
in the United States changed in 1987 when the Cleveland Clinic started its Oocyte Donation
Program, the first in the country to match anonymous donors with infertile couples and to compensate the anonymous donors.
Sauer's shock: Surely, as an esteemed fertility doctor involved in the field of oocyte donation
From 30 countries, 923 clinics reported 418,111 treatment cycles including: in-vitro fertilisation [IVF, 118,074), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI, 203,329), frozen embryo replacement (79,140), oocyte donation
(11,475), pre-implantation genetic diagnosis/screening (5,846) and in vitro maturation (247).
They cover a range of assistive reproductive technologies, including in vitro fertilization, oocyte and embryo cryopreservation, and oocyte donation
. They also examine new technologies, genetics, and recurrent pregnancy loss.
However, contrary to these findings, follow-up studies by Saner and Paulson (1992) with participants in their oocyte donation
program revealed no long-term difficulties in the relationships between these known donors and recipients, all of whom participated in predonation counseling.
The ability to do IVF under ultrasound guidance with conscious sedation, the safety of controlled ovarian stimulation, and the availability of women willing to undergo an IVF cycle continue to increase the number of oocyte donation
cycles performed (see Table 3).
We also retrospectively analyzed and compared the results obtained with the two methods for 80 sera obtained on day 3 of the menstrual cycle from women selected for the oocyte donation
program at our IVF center (11).
Scott Sills, director of oocyte donation
at Georgia Reproductive Specialists in Atlanta.