Pregnancy at a later age with the help of oocyte donation


Kortman, M., de Wert, G.M.W.R., Fauser, B.C. and Macklon, N.S. (2006) Pregnancy at a later age with the help of oocyte donation. Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, 150, (47), 2591-2595. (PMID:17203696).

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An increasing number of women are delaying childbirth until an age when their fertility has significantly declined. Oocyte donation provides the opportunity for women to successfully conceive regardless of age. In The Netherlands, in 1997 the age limit for oocyte donation treatment was set at 45 years. The most important objections to pregnancy in older women are the medical risks for mother and child, the application of fertility treatments beyond the natural reproductive age and the psychosocial consequences for the child. However, based on international experience and recent data concerning the risks of pregnancy after oocyte donation in older women, it is proposed to increase the maximum age limit for this procedure to 50 years.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
ePrint ID: 185483
Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 12:39
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:40
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/185483

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