By Ana Crespillo Ovulation is necessary for reproduction; it is influenced by a complex interplay of hormones in the pituitary gland, secreting the lutheinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). In response to FSH, follicles begin developing in the ovary but only one single, mature egg will be released when LH surges (ovulation). During the [...]
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By Ana Crespillo The Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is involved in the regulation of sex hormones production; its changing levels (falling in females, rising in males) are implicated in the onset of puberty in both sexes. In women, it is expressed by granulosa cells of the ovary during the reproductive years; having an important role in [...]
Many couples were faced with waits or two or more years with hundreds forced abroad for expensive and risky treatment where regulations are not as strict. On October last year the fertility regulator changed the payment system to egg donors so they received a lump sum of almost £750.
Like many young girls, Jane dreamed she would find her prince, get married and raise a family. But her first two wishes came true later than she hoped, and now aged 44, time is running out for the fairytale ending: to have children.
University of Tasmania academic Meredith Nash recently argued on The Conversation that women who donate their eggs for fertility treatments should be financially compensated. It’s a risky and time-consuming process, she argued, which should be acknowledged financially. Compensation would also lead more women to donate their eggs and address the supply shortfall.
We are often asked who are egg donors? They are woman with invisible wings! Really egg donors are young woman aged between 18 and 34 who have a healthy BMI, no genetic concerns and are in a responsible place to donate their eggs.
The discussion earlier this week about the many ways to make a baby led Ruth Ragan to send me the memoir she wrote for an online writing class at the University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Ragan was an anonymous egg donor 15 years ago, and reading Jennifer Weiner’s questions here about how donors might feel [...]
Egg donation has higher success rates than some other fertility treatments and it is a good option for women who cannot become pregnant with their own eggs. In Spain egg donation is considered to be altruistic and anonymous, with a very strict range of tests carried out on potential egg donors. So what is egg [...]