When is an egg donation treatment recommended?
All fertility treatments require a previous diagnosis, since before suggesting to start with any assisted reproduction technique it is important to have knowledge of the type of problem that is affecting the patient's fertility.
Egg donation treatment
In the case of an egg donation treatment, it will be recommended mainly for patients who have low ovarian reserve, that is, they have few eggs in the ovaries.
We remember that women, unlike men who can produce sperm throughout their lives, are born with around one million eggs, which at puberty are reduced to a number of between 400,000 to 500,000 oocytes, which only around 400 to 500 reach ovulation in each menstrual cycle, the rest degenerate along the way.
In this sense, if the patient has a good ovarian reserve, she will be more likely to achieve a pregnancy, otherwise if the ovarian reserve is low due to premature ovarian failure or advanced maternal age, she may resort to treatments such as in vitro fertilization with egg donation.
Another factor by which a woman resorts to egg donation is due to previous failures in in vitro fertilization cycles with her own eggs or in other cases due to transmissible genetic alterations.
For their part, single men or homosexual couples who wish to form a family with their own children, can also resort to this treatment.
In this case, the process is a bit more complex since it requires a surrogate mother.