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Donor spermatozoa improved outcomes when used after an initial failed oocyte donation cycle. The CLBR curves can be used to determine the cumulative chances of live birth using either autologous or donor spermatozoa, providing guidance on when to replace spermatozoa.
KeyWords: Sperm donation/Oocyte donation/Cumulative live birth rate/CLBR/
Posted on 3/05/2021 7:50:37 AM [#8892 ]

The majority of our findings are reassuring, except for the mild increased risk of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and SGA in pregnancies resulting from donor sperm. However, the evidence for this is limited and should be interpreted with caution because the evidence was based on observational studies which varied in their quality and risk of bias
KeyWords: Donor Sperm/Obstetric outcomes/
Posted on 25/01/2021 12:19:31 AM [#8855 ]

In this idealized model that controls to the greatest degree possible for factors that would impact implantation, we found that a higher BMI did not reduce implantation, positive pregnancy, or delivery rates. These findings suggest that a higher BMI does not adversely affect uterine receptivity.
KeyWords: bmi/obesity /donor oocyte recipient/ sibling-oocytes /endometrial receptivity/bmi and donor oocyte recipients/
Posted on 14/08/2020 10:28:15 AM [#8649 ]

Our study showed an increased risk of SAMM in women with twin pregnancies after MAR, notably after IVF using autologous oocytes and particularly after oocyte donation. To avoid unnecessary exposure to the high-risk combination of MAR and multiple pregnancies, transfer of a single embryo should be encouraged whenever possible
KeyWords: severe acute maternal morbidity/samm/pre-eclampsia/severe acute maternal morbidity and ivf/
Posted on 19/07/2020 7:53:04 AM [#8614 ]

This review contains a thorough appraisal of the safety of oocyte donation (OD) with an analysis of short-term pregnancy outcomes.
KeyWords: oocyte donation/donor conception/pregnancy complications/hypertension/aspirin/pregnancy outcomes following oocyte donation/
Posted on 8/04/2020 10:01:07 AM [#8633 ]

WIDER IMPLICATIONS OF THE FINDINGS. Live birth delivery rates remain high with varying amounts of oocytes retrieved in this donor oocyte model. In a vitrified oocyte bank setting, where oocytes are typically sent as a limited number cohort, recipients are not affected by oocyte yields.
KeyWords: oocyte donor/egg donor, ivf/live birth delivery rate/ovarian stimulation/donor eggs and stimulation/
Posted on 8/03/2020 7:44:43 AM [#8426 ]

These findings suggest that exposure to new sperm may not be implicated in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. The mechanism of increased risk seen in conceptions arising from egg or embryo donation remains unclear. Further investigation is required to elucidate these mechanisms and, ultimately, improve pregnancy outcomes following IVF
KeyWords: donor sperm/preeclampsia/primipaternity/ivf/icsi/fetal growth restriction/donor sperm and disorders of pregnancy/donor eggs and disorders of pregnancy/donor eggs and disorders of pregnancy/
Posted on 27/12/2019 4:19:12 PM [#8350 ]

Because of each person's fundamental interest in knowing their genetic heritage and the importance of their ability to make informed health-care decisions in the future, the Ethics Committee supports disclosure about the fact of their donor conception to offspring. It also supports the gathering and storage of medical and genetic history information that can be provided to offspring if they request
KeyWords: disclosure/ offspring/donor/informing offspring of their conception/
Posted on 22/12/2019 7:01:05 AM [#8346 ]

Ovum donation has now been shown to be an independent risk factor for hypertensive disease in pregnancy, post-partum haemorrhage and increased risk of caesarean section. Neonatal outcomes are less clear-cut, although there is some evidence to suggest there is increased risk of small for gestational age babies and preterm delivery. It is now clear that OD pregnancies are higher risk than IVF pregnancies with autologous ovum and they should be tre
KeyWords: Ovum donation/Pregnancy-induced hypertension/Pre-eclampsia /Post-partum haemorrhage/ Surrogacy /
Posted on 12/10/2019 7:41:26 AM [#8268 ]

Baby Henry wouldn't have been born if it weren't for two couples. He was created by one, but grown and raised by another. Henry is the face of successful embryo donation.
KeyWords: embryo Donation/Social/Ethical/
Posted on 30/09/2019 7:50:15 AM [#8261 ]

The saga ended in a High Court decision that could shake up Australia's family law system — that a sperm donor had parental rights. At the centre of the legal posturing, which saw a friendship disintegrate and cost over $1 million, was a simple question: Could a sperm donor, in the right circumstances, actually be a legal father!
KeyWords: Donor/Legal/Parental rights/
Posted on 28/08/2019 10:18:26 AM [#8237 ]

A man who donated his sperm to a friend with the belief he could play a role in the child's life has won a High Court fight sparked by the mother's decision to move to New Zealand with their biological child.
KeyWords: legal/sperm donor/
Posted on 19/06/2019 11:47:52 AM [#8175 ]

A man who donated his sperm to a lesbian couple so they could have a child will argue in the High Court today that he is legally the girl's parent and should be able to object to her moving overseas.
KeyWords: Sperm Donors/Donation/legal/Ethics/
Posted on 16/04/2019 11:31:01 AM [#8131 ]

During the study period utilization of fresh oocyte donations rapidly declined by 32.9%, while cryopreserved oocyte donation increased by 44.4%. Fresh donor oocytes produced significantly higher live birth rates per recipient cycle start than cryopreserved donor oocytes (51.1% vs. 39.7%). Over the three-year study period fresh donor oocytes produced stable live birth rates per recipient cycle start while those with cryopreserved oocytes significa
KeyWords: Oocyte donation/Cryopreservation/Vitrification/
Posted on 1/10/2018 9:22:06 AM [#7718 ]

When Kelli Rowlette received the results from a DNA sample she had sent to a popular genealogy website, she assumed there had been a mistake. The test showed that her DNA matched a sample from a doctor more than 800 kilometres away - and, although she had never heard of him, Ancestry.com predicted a parent-child relationship between the two. At the time, Rowlette was not aware that, more than 36 years ago, her parents had struggled to conceive.
KeyWords: Donor/Donor ID/
Posted on 4/05/2018 12:17:03 AM [#7791 ]

In the age of artificial reproductive technology, extracting sperm from dead men is possible — and it happens more often than you might think. In Australia there have been a series of court cases centred on whether sperm can be removed from a corpse and given to a grieving partner, so they can one day use it to fall pregnant
KeyWords: Dead mans sperm/cryopreservation/legal/
Posted on 10/04/2018 10:13:18 PM [#7902 ]

The parents of a 27-year-old man, who died of brain tumour two years ago, used their unmarried son’s cryopreserved semen extracted long before his death to have grandchildren.Fusing the semen with eggs of a matching donor, doctors created embryos and transferred them into a surrogate mother’s womb.
KeyWords: Surrogacy/Frozen Semen/
Posted on 15/02/2018 8:37:30 AM [#7771 ]

Results: Donors and recipients acknowledged the importance of genetic information and were comfortable with the existing level of genetic screening of donors. Recipients recognised some potential benefits of expanded genetic screening of donors: however both recipients and donors were apprehensive about extended genomic technologies, with concerns about how this information would be used and the ethics of genetic selectivity.
KeyWords: Donor sperm/Donor conception/Assisted reproduction/Genetic screening/
Posted on 13/02/2018 10:39:47 PM [#7770 ]

A total of 172 fresh and vitrified-warmed embryo transfers were carried out: 70% at the blastocyst-stage and 58% involved a single embryo. Cumulative live birth rate per receiver was 60% (72/120), and twin delivery rate was 14% (10/72). Perinatal outcome parameters were better for singleton than twin pregnancies, although the latter also achieved generally favourable outcomes. No significant difference in cumulative outcomes were found between sy
KeyWords: Lesbian couples/Oocyte donation/Shared motherhood IVF/Single embryo transfer/
Posted on 13/12/2017 6:06:06 PM [#7691 ]

Clinical pregnancy rates and live birth rates (LBR) were no different with increasing donor BMI (up to donor BMI ≤:28 :kg/m2). The odds of pregnancy did not vary with donor BMI.- A reduced odds of clinical pregnancy was observed with increasing recipient BMI.-A negative effect on oocyte donation cycle outcomes with increased donor BMI was not found after adjusting oocyte donor and recipient BMI.
KeyWords: BMI/Clinical pregnancy rate/IVF outcome/ Live birth rate/Oocyte donor/Oocyte recipient/
Posted on 10/09/2017 9:21:57 AM [#7632 ]

Scientists are researching the emergence of a new style of family creation that sees couples "adopt" embryos and, after the child is born, remain in contact with the donors and in many cases develop a special relationship with them.
KeyWords: Embryo/Adoption/
Posted on 20/05/2017 7:21:23 AM [#7563 ]

Given the potential limitations of the current model of self-regulation of agencies, the present data suggest needs to consider stronger professional guidelines or possible governmental regulations to establish, require and enforce higher standards for agencies to follow, regarding advertising to potential donors and recipients, arranging for appropriate informed consent concerning risks and benefits involved, and for quality control. Appropriate
KeyWords: buying/Selling/Oocytes/Social/Ethics/
Posted on 16/11/2016 9:35:00 AM [#7409 ]

Women choose younger and more highly educated sperm donors faster- Education may be a proxy for resources even in the absence of paternal investment-Behavioural research in reproductive medical settings is in its infancy. The sperm donor market is a relevant and high stakes domain for behavioural research.
KeyWords: Sperm donors/Sperm Donation/
Posted on 28/07/2016 5:40:04 PM [#6303 ]

With commercial sperm banking giving women more opportunities to become mothers, a world-first QUT study has found the age and education of sperm donors are the most important characteristics considered.
KeyWords: Sperm donors/Sperm Donation/
Posted on 28/07/2016 5:38:41 PM [#6302 ]

An Ohio mom and her same-sex partner are suing a Chicago-area fertility clinic for sending sperm from a black donor instead of the white donor’s sperm that she ordered.
KeyWords: Donor Sperm/Legal/Mixup/
Posted on 9/09/2015 6:40:59 AM [#6265 ]

It is a biological fact that female fertility declines with age - in assisted conception as in natural. Indeed, findings from a 12-year study reported today at the Annual Meeting of ESHRE by Dr Marta Devesa from the Hospital Universitaro Quiron-Dexeus in Barcelona, Spain, showed that in her own clinic cumulative live birth rates following IVF declined from 23.6% in women aged 38-39 years to 1.3% in those aged 44 and over
KeyWords: Age/
Posted on 12/07/2015 6:56:18 PM [#6238 ]

We present a case of HG occurring in a surrogate mother whose pregnancy was achieved via egg donation and in vitro fertilisation (IVF). The disease appeared at 26 weeks and 6 days of gestation and subsequently worsened despite the administration of oral and topic corticosteroids. A healthy baby was delivered at 35 weeks and 2 days of gestation by elective cesarean divtion and the clinical manifestations resolved in the postpartum period.
KeyWords: Herpes Gestationis/Ovodonation/
Posted on 19/01/2015 9:06:31 AM [#6084 ]

Ovarian steroid replacement therapy in the ovariectomized ewe, given in the correct sequence to mimic endogenous steroid changes in the normal ovulatory cycle, allows the development of embryos transferred in utero. A similar type of sequential therapy was designed for steroid replacement in women with primary ovarian failure. This produces the histological changes in uterine endometrial morphology and plasma oestradiol and progesterone simi
KeyWords: HRT/IVF/oocyte Donation/
Posted on 27/10/2014 9:24:32 AM [#6046 ]

The studies in this review indicate that children born through ART have positive parent–adolescent relationships and are well adjusted, with some slight differences based on different ART. - - Some differences were however identified based on the type of ART used. In particular, the sex of the parent and child, along with age and process of disclosure of the adolescent's conception were identified as key mediators of parent–adolescent relationshi
KeyWords: Children/Psychology/Adolescence/
Posted on 8/10/2014 9:34:26 AM [#6022 ]

A young aeronautical engineer has revealed her unexpected biological connection to prominent Australian historian, Professor Manning Clark. Dr Lauren Burns disclosed the long-held secret to the ABC's Australian Story, describing how she spent four years in a complicated and frustrating quest to establish the name of the anonymous sperm donor involved in her conception
KeyWords: Sperm Donors/Traceability/Donor-conceived children/
Posted on 19/08/2014 7:43:14 AM [#5972 ]

When you go to see your doctor, you assume that he or she will keep an accurate record of that consultation. But that is not what happened at a public hospital in Sydney. Australian Story reveals tonight that the Royal North Shore Hospital has launched an internal investigation into record-keeping practices in its former fertility clinic, after it discovered that a patient record had critical information removed
KeyWords: Sperm Donors/Traceability/Donor-conceived children/
Posted on 19/08/2014 7:41:17 AM [#5971 ]

An aeronautical engineer is plotting her next move in what has been a six-year battle to see the rights of donor-conceived children enshrined in law.
KeyWords: Donors/Recipients/Social/Children/
Posted on 11/08/2014 8:05:55 AM [#5966 ]

The rapid freezing technique of vitrification is set to revolutionize egg donation as a fertility treatment by enabling freeze-storage egg-banking. The cryopreservation of eggs was one of IVF's continuing challenges until the widespread introduction of vitrification: the older slow freezing methods induced the formation of ice crystals, which could cause damage to several structures of the egg.
KeyWords: ESHRE/Egg Freezing/Vitrification/
Posted on 2/07/2014 6:01:36 AM [#5872 ]

The rapid freezing technique of vitrification is set to revolutionise egg donation as a fertility treatment by enabling freeze-storage egg-banking. The cryopreservation of eggs was one of IVF's continuing challenges until the widespread introduction of vitrification: the older slow freezing methods induced the formation of ice crystals, which could cause damage to several structures of the egg. Thus, as demand for egg donation increases as a trea
KeyWords: ESHRE/Oocyte/Vitrification/Egg Donation/
Posted on 2/07/2014 5:52:09 AM [#5869 ]

With an ever-ageing female patient population, egg donation is an increasingly common treatment in infertility. ESHRE's own annual reports on fertility treatments in Europe show a rise in egg donation cycles from 15,028 in 2007 to 24,517 in 2010 (to 4.05% of all treatments). This proportion is still some way behind the USA, where egg donation now accounts for around 12% of all treatments.
KeyWords: ESHRE/Egg Doination/hypertension/
Posted on 2/07/2014 5:50:34 AM [#5868 ]

She was adopted as a “leftover” IVF embryo. Gracie keenly feels the loss of her genetic roots, but the law in the UK prevents her from ever knowing who her biological parents are. The pain is so acute, some days she says she wishes she were never born.
KeyWords: Embryo Donation/Ethics/
Posted on 28/06/2014 6:29:46 AM [#5855 ]

Conclusions: From a long-term perspective couples using oocyte donation treatment have a balanced and solid view of their relationship and treatment, having children or not after treatment did not affect the nature of the relationships.
KeyWords: Couples relationship/Oocyte/Donation/Infertility/
Posted on 6/06/2014 5:54:04 PM [#5801 ]

Patric is fighting a California law that limits parental rights of most sperm donors. After Gus was born, Schreiber and Patric did not live together, although she did visit Patric in New York. Gus called Patric "Dada." When the couple split for good in 2012, Patric sued for joint custody, and Schreiber withheld visits.
KeyWords: Donor/Patient story/Legal/
Posted on 27/05/2014 12:19:09 PM [#5760 ]

It’s a story of pathos that involves two siblings separated by oceans, fractious parents and complicated visa laws. Ten-year-old Vedant and his five-year-old sibling Medhavi, born to an Indian origin American citizen, have never met. They only speak to each other on Skype and have never done the ordinary things brothers and sisters do—play, quarrel, hug or have adventures together. Every March, Medhavi ties a rakhi on Vedant and showers kisses on
KeyWords: Donation/Siblings/
Posted on 24/02/2014 8:52:36 AM [#5501 ]

Anonymous donors' needs and desires are not homogeneous: policy and practice should be sensitive and responsive to a wide range of circumstances and preferences. Decisions made to restrict or facilitate contact or the exchange of information have ramifications for donors as well as for donor-conceived people.
KeyWords: Donors/Recipients/Social/Children/
Posted on 23/02/2014 7:26:56 AM [#5498 ]

Anonymous AID would therefore be responsible for 0.46% of consanguineous births and for 0.01% of recessive diseases. Therefore, the effect of anonymous AID on half-sibling unions, consanguinity and recessive disease incidence can be regarded as marginal.
KeyWords: Donors/Recipients/Social/
Posted on 23/02/2014 7:19:21 AM [#5496 ]

Britain's first human egg bank launches today to help growing numbers of women who delay motherhood. Donors will be paid up to £750 for their eggs which will be given to patients who are unable to produce healthy ones of their own. The clinic behind the scheme says it is a practical way of plugging the shortage of donors and helping patients achieve their dream of having a family.
KeyWords: Commerce/egg donation/
Posted on 20/02/2014 6:57:35 AM [#5483 ]

“[Using a sperm or egg donor] seemed like going outside of our marriage,” Hawkins, now 33, told FoxNews.com. “So we decided [a baby] will either be from both of us or…we’ll go the route of adoption.” But instead of a traditional adoption, the couple decided to pursue another option: embryo donation – also sometimes referred to as embryo “adoption.”
KeyWords: Embryo Donation/Adoption/
Posted on 25/01/2014 4:54:25 PM [#4430 ]

A 21-YEAR-OLD woman who was fathered by a convicted kidnapper who allegedly swapped his sperm with her would-have-been biological father’:s sample at an IVF clinic has been left asking, "Who am I?" Annie Branum, an astrophysics student in the US, made the shocking discovery about her lineage after her family sent DNA samples to a website that tracks people’s ancestral origins. Much to the Branums’ horror, Annie’s results showed she was unrela
KeyWords: Donor Sperm/Legal/Ethics/
Posted on 13/01/2014 2:50:13 PM [#4392 ]

For the gamete and embryo donation community, it is well recognized that the implementation of a gamete and embryo donor registry (GEDR) represents a good initiative to ensure the best possible health conditions for donor-conceived individuals. Be they national, institutional or independent, GEDR can play a major role in the transmission of health-related genetic and medical information. However, from a bioethical analysis standpoint, GEDR raise
KeyWords: Gamete/Donor/Register/
Posted on 8/12/2013 10:39:08 PM [#4319 ]

There are now a million babies born in the world who wouldn't be here if not for the miracles of IVF. But as Australian society changes, meeting the demands for fertility services is facing some new hurdles. There's a shortage of local sperm donors and in the case of one Adelaide based fertility clinic it's driven them overseas for answers
KeyWords: Sperm Donors/
Posted on 2/11/2013 7:15:26 AM [#4231 ]

More women are using donated eggs for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and more healthy babies are being born through the process, according to a study released last week. While this is good news, the process also creates more embryos than can be implanted, leaving hundreds of thousands of frozen embryos in fertility clinics.
KeyWords: Donor Eggs/
Posted on 26/10/2013 7:44:09 AM [#4202 ]

In the United States from 2000 to 2010, there was an increase in number of donor oocyte cycles, accompanied by an increase in good outcomes. Further studies are needed to understand the mechanisms underlying the factors associated with less successful outcomes.
KeyWords: Donor eggs/
Posted on 19/10/2013 5:53:46 AM [#4186 ]

Given the promising data presented by Kawwass et al8 on perinatal outcomes after use of donor oocytes, the use of oocyte donors is likely to at least remain constant and may even increase. More complete data on both short- and long-term outcomes of donation are needed so donors can make truly informed choices and, once those data are available, mechanisms can be put in place to ensure that the donor recruitment and consent process at clinics is c
KeyWords: Donor Eggs/
Posted on 19/10/2013 5:49:29 AM [#4185 ]

Between 2000 and 2010 in the United States the number of donor eggs used for in vitro fertilization increased, and outcomes for births from those donor eggs improved, according to a study published by JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide with its presentation at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the International Federation of Fertility Societies joint annual meeting.
KeyWords: Donor Eggs/
Posted on 19/10/2013 5:48:14 AM [#4184 ]

A "hugely ethically controversial" decision allowing an American company to patent technology which could allow the creation of "designer" babies has been criticised by ethicists. - - US authorities issued a patent for a "family traits inheritance calculator", which can predict from a saliva sample aspects of a baby's appearance and risk of certain diseases, to the genetics company 23andMe last week.
KeyWords: Donor Sperm/
Posted on 6/10/2013 3:51:01 PM [#4133 ]

The recent judgment handed down in the case of M v F and H [2013] on 5 July highlights difficulties with regard to legal parentage in cases of informal donor situations, which are not regulated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).This case involved a married heterosexual woman who was unable to conceive with her husband and sought the assistance of a donor through an online 'introduction' website for donors and women or cou
KeyWords: Bionews/Legal/sperm donor/
Posted on 20/08/2013 9:12:10 AM [#3960 ]

A sperm donor conceived a child during an 'intense extramarital affair', a High Court judge has ruled, and has been ordered to pay litigation costs of £300,000 and child maintenance.
KeyWords: Surrogacy/Sperm Donors/Legal/Risks/ Bionews/
Posted on 6/08/2013 7:49:04 AM [#3917 ]

However, important areas of common ground were identified: the wish by those who had used an anonymous donor that they had used an open-identity donor: support for, and willingness to pay for, comprehensive genetic testing of donors: and desire for access to their donor‘s family health information. The implications of these results for policies concerning the use and management of donor spermatozoa will be discussed.
KeyWords: donor sperm/
Posted on 25/07/2013 5:34:10 PM [#3868 ]

A MILLIONAIRE businessman embroiled in a bitter custody battle after secretly helping his ex conceive through IVF has been de~clared the child's legal father in a landmark ruling.A Family Court judge has awarded the man equal shared parental responsibility of the two-year-old boy - despite Victorian law stating sperm donors are not considered the father.
KeyWords: Sperm Donor/Legal/
Posted on 25/06/2013 2:41:14 PM [#3810 ]

Embryo donation (also known as embryo adoption) is the compassionate gifting of residual cryopreserved embryos by consenting parents to infertile recipients. At present, only a limited number of such transactions occur. In 2010, the last year for which U.S. data were available, fewer than 1000 embryo donations were recorded. These acts of giving, unencumbered by federal law, are being guided by a limited number of state laws.
KeyWords: Surrogacy/Embryo Donation/
Posted on 14/04/2013 3:15:37 PM [#2747 ]

A renowned fertility doctor in Ottawa has quit artificially inseminating women as he prepares to face a disciplinary hearing for allegedly failing to use the correct sperm in three separate cases.
KeyWords: IUI/Sperm_Mixup/Legal/
Posted on 20/01/2013 8:50:29 AM [#2651 ]

Days after a sperm donor in Kansas was ordered to pay child support for the baby he helped a lesbian couple conceive, the state agency seeking payments says one of the women may have deceived the department.
KeyWords: Sperm Donor/Lesbian/Legal/
Posted on 8/01/2013 8:38:50 AM [#2634 ]

A sperm donor in Kansas, USA, has been ordered to pay $6,000 in child support to a lesbian couple who he helped conceive. William Marotta donated sperm to Jennifer Schreiner and Angela Bauer after seeing their advert on classifieds website Craigslist. Schreiner subsequently gave birth to a daughter in 2009.
KeyWords: Sperm Donor/Lesbian/Legal/
Posted on 8/01/2013 8:36:43 AM [#2633 ]

In my last blog, `Why Creating ‘McEmbryos` is Just Plain Wrong,` I wrote about my concerns regarding the creation of an embryo bank at a California clinic. In this follow-up segment, I want to re-state the issues, discuss the past history of embryo banking in the U.S., provide a list of recently written thoughtful blogs on the topic, offer possible solutions to the dilemma and discuss where we should go from here.
KeyWords: Embryos/EmbryoBank/Donation/
Posted on 8/01/2013 8:17:52 AM [#2631 ]

A gay man from Essex who donated his sperm to enable a lesbian couple to have two children, but who was never named on their birth certificate and had no role in their upbringing, is being forced by the Child Support Agency to pay for their support – 13 years after the first child was born.
KeyWords: Gay/Donor/Legal/Child Support/
Posted on 6/11/2012 6:49:02 AM [#2548 ]

A man who donated his sperm to a lesbian couple 13 years ago in a private arrangement has been ordered to pay child support. He has called on the Government to make changes in the law so that private sperm donors are treated fairly. Mark Langridge met the couple in 1997 and they became close friends. When one of the women expressed her desire have children, Langridge agreed to donate his sperm in 1998 and again one year later. The woman became p
KeyWords: BioNews/Donor/legal/
Posted on 6/11/2012 6:46:56 AM [#2547 ]

The implantation and pregnancy rates were significantly lower in the endometriosis group compared with the control group (23.81% versus 31.48%, P = 0.019: 45.00% versus 58.33%, P = 0.039, respectively). In oocyte donation cycles, a recipient’s history of endometriosis might have a negative impact on implantation, pregnancy and live birth rates, even in menopausal women.
KeyWords: Donor/oocytes/Endometriosis/
Posted on 22/09/2012 10:13:22 AM [#2449 ]

Ed Houben, a 42-year-old Dutch man has fathered at least 82 children by private sperm donation, mostly by having sex with his clients, news sources report. Houben, who lives in Maastricht, launched his free service nine years ago after reaching the legal limit for donations to sperm banks in the Netherlands.
KeyWords: Bionews/Donor/
Posted on 26/06/2012 8:02:28 AM [#2198 ]

Two children of a lesbian couple are due to receive £70,000 compensation from the NHS after a mistake led to the death of their sperm donor father. The man was also the nephew of one of the couple. Six-year-old Carlton Ashman and his sister, four-year-old Sarah, were secretly fathered by Charlie Lowden, who died after a hernia operation. At the age of 15, Lowden donated sperm to Claire Ashman, 31, the civil partner of his aunt, Sarah Ashman. His
KeyWords: Bionews/Donor/
Posted on 26/06/2012 8:00:32 AM [#2197 ]

Embryo donation mothers were far less likely to share information with the child: 43% were inclined towards disclosing, compared with all adoptive mothers and nearly 90% of IVF mothers. Furthermore, embryo donation and IVF mothers who had disclosed had often only given partial explanations of the child’s conception. Differences between embryo donation and adoption in particular should be taken into account when advising embryo recipients.
KeyWords: Egg Donation/Disclosure/Donation/
Posted on 19/06/2012 8:40:40 AM [#2180 ]

Thirteen vials of sperm are to be divided between two women after their relationship ended, a Canadian court has ruled. It ruled the sperm should be treated as property and divided between the former couple as other joint assets were upon separation.
KeyWords: Donor/Children/
Posted on 9/05/2012 3:54:30 PM [#2046 ]

There have been a number of high profile cases of late involving disputes within alternative family structures. Primarily these concern fathers or known donors seeking more of a relationship with their child than they originally wished for. However,
KeyWords: Donor/Children/
Posted on 9/05/2012 3:53:09 PM [#2045 ]

Over the last twelve years, the DSR has collated the most comprehensive records that currently exist in the USA. It has records of over 1600 donors, information about tens of thousands of offspring, and details of hundreds of US sperm distribution fa
KeyWords: Donor/Children/
Posted on 9/05/2012 3:51:21 PM [#2044 ]

The UK fertility regulator is seeking to reduce the taboo around egg and sperm donation. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) says people should feel the same about it as they do about altruistic, or living, organ donation.
KeyWords: Donation/egg Donor/Sperm Donor/
Posted on 6/04/2012 11:06:10 AM [#1977 ]

Donor-conceived Victorians are urging the State Government to change legislation to give them access to information about their genetic history. People born from reproductive cells donated before 1988 have no right to information because their donor
KeyWords: Sperm Donors/Access/Rights/Donor Children/
Posted on 28/03/2012 11:08:41 PM [#1958 ]

The Court of Appeal in London has ruled unanimously that a gay man who fathered a child for a lesbian couple is not a secondary parent, allowing him greater access to his two-year-old son. As the judge who granted permission to appeal wrote, the case
KeyWords: Sperm Donor/Homosexual/Gay/
Posted on 20/03/2012 9:06:24 AM [#1934 ]

In this chapter we will review the clinical variables that have gained increasing importance as prognostic determinants of implantation and variables to maximize ET outcomes of oocyte donation in an attempt to control for confounding variables seen
KeyWords: Embryo Transfer/
Posted on 19/03/2012 7:54:38 AM [#1926 ]

In a move designed to increase the UK’s supply of donor eggs, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has recently agreed to a fixed-sum compensation policy for donors “which better reflects their expenses” and inconvenience. Such a policy,
KeyWords: Oocyte/Donation/China/HFEA/UK/
Posted on 6/03/2012 7:52:20 AM [#1882 ]

CONCLUSIONS Older recipients with younger donors did not have a poorer pregnancy outcome compared with younger recipients with younger donors. Choosing a donor aged <35 years would increase the chance of pregnancy and live delivery for older recipie
KeyWords: Donor/Age/Recipient/oocyte Donation/
Posted on 9/11/2011 7:35:37 AM [#1772 ]

Private donors are men who donate sperm directly to women. They're typically sourced through social contacts or donor websites. Donations are conducted at home using artificial insemination or intercourse. - We need to consider a range of issues to
KeyWords: Bionews/Sperm Donation/ sperm Donors/Bionews/
Posted on 1/11/2011 10:15:32 AM [#1755 ]

The UK's fertility watchdog has agreed to triple the compensation given to women who donate eggs to help infertile couples to have a child. Donors currently have their expenses paid and up to £250 to cover lost earnings. The Human Fertilisation and E
KeyWords: Egg Donation/Donor Eggs/
Posted on 24/10/2011 1:46:53 PM [#1734 ]

Lesley Spencer has been looking for a donor for two years and would welcome a larger payment for participants.
KeyWords: Egg Donation/Donor Eggs/
Posted on 23/10/2011 1:48:44 PM [#1735 ]

It produces many bundles of joy but also wrapped up in the IVF scenario is the often agonising decision about what to do with unused embryos. Join Rosemarie Milsom online to discuss this subject at the Newcastle Herald website, theherald.com.au.
KeyWords: Embryo Donation/
Posted on 22/10/2011 7:38:00 AM [#1733 ]

WOMEN considering freezing their eggs for social reasons would be better off settling for ''Mr Not-Quite-Right'' as a father sooner rather than later, a leading IVF specialist says. While many fertility clinics are starting to spruik egg freezing to
KeyWords: Oocyte Donation/Single Women/Same Sex/
Posted on 22/10/2011 7:36:17 AM [#1732 ]

Appeared in BioNews 629- Increasing numbers of women under the age of 25 are turning to sperm donors online, an investigation by the Sunday Times has shown. Many of these women have stable jobs and good support networks, and see no reason to wait bef
KeyWords: Sperm Donors/Bionews/
Posted on 18/10/2011 8:47:17 AM [#1720 ]

Appeared in BioNews 629-We welcome much of what Dr Kamal Ahuja wrote in his recent BioNews commentary 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it.'. Like him, we believe there is no good evidence to demonstrate that paying 'donors' would increase the supply of
KeyWords: Donor/Sperm Donors/ recruitment/ Bionews/
Posted on 18/10/2011 8:42:48 AM [#1718 ]

When I reported last year about the urgent need for blood donors I received many comments from gay men that they would like to donate but were unable to. Now the complete ban is being lifted. Until now, any man who had ever had sex with another man
KeyWords: Homosexuality/Donation/
Posted on 16/09/2011 9:52:41 AM [#1682 ]

An Australian commercial television station recently ran a news story about a donor-conceived woman who has heritable bowel cancer (1). She did not inherit it from her mother. She is denied access to information about her sperm donor because he donat
KeyWords: Donor/Recipient/Illness/Bionews/
Posted on 7/09/2011 8:54:04 PM [#1655 ]

A Sydney court has ruled that a sperm donor who considers himself the father of a ten-year-old-girl should have his name stripped from her birth certificate.
KeyWords: Donor/Rights/Legal/
Posted on 18/08/2011 10:39:22 PM [#1620 ]

A Sydney man says he is devastated that his name has been taken off a 10-year-old girl's birth certificate, after a legal challenge by the mother's former lesbian partner. The girl was born in 2001 after the man, who for legal reasons can only be kno
KeyWords: Donor Sperm/
Posted on 17/08/2011 3:31:52 PM [#1615 ]

Last month news broke of an experimental womb transplantation surgery planned for early next year. With it came the possibility of women with an absent or non-functioning uterus carrying a child to term (1).
KeyWords: Bionews/Transplantation/Uterine/
Posted on 2/08/2011 9:56:24 AM [#1539 ]

The Report of the Independent Review of the Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction Act 2002 and Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 is now available.
KeyWords: Legal/Cloning/IVF/Embryos/
Posted on 12/07/2011 7:18:59 AM [#1511 ]

Experts divided on whether 'deeply complex' procedure, previously only carried out on animals, is safe for humans
KeyWords: Uterine/Transplantation/
Posted on 4/07/2011 6:26:56 AM [#1482 ]

People are being asked if sperm and egg donors should be given more money. Demand for donor treatment is far greater than supply and the body which regulates treatment is concerned about couples looking abroad.
KeyWords: FertAid Mail/Qanda/Egg/Donation/Payment/
Posted on 19/01/2011 11:44:48 PM [#1107 ]

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