Oocyte donation in postmenopausal women: medical and ethical considerations

Kortman, M. and Macklon, N.S. (2008) Oocyte donation in postmenopausal women: medical and ethical considerations. Obstetrics, Gynaecology &Reproductive Medicine, 18, (6), 168-169. (doi:10.1016/j.ogrm.2008.04.005).


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Although maternal morbidity is increased, reported perinatal outcomes from peri- and postmenopausal pregnancy are generally good. Ethical considerations, in particular those relating to long term wellbeing of the child, constitute the primary reason to restrict the use of donated eggs in postmenopausal women.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.ogrm.2008.04.005
ISSNs: 1751-7214 (print)
Keywords: age restriction, egg donation, postmenopausal pregnancy
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
ePrint ID: 169859
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
December 2008Published
Date Deposited: 19 May 2011 10:37
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:31
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/169859

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