In vitro fertilization (IVF)-surrogacy: Application of IVF to women without functional uteri
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Women with absent or dysfunctional uteri consented to controlled ovarian stimulation, ovum aspiration, in vitro fertilization, and embryo culture. Cleaving preembryos were transferred to recipient (surrogate) women whose menstrual cycles were in approximate synchrony with the ovum donor. None of the embryo recipients received medication. Six cases are described, resulting in one spontaneous loss at 6 weeks, four full-term deliveries, and one ongoing pregnancy. HLA typing demonstrated all babies to be genotypic offspring of the gamete donors.
Key Wordsin vitro fertilization (IVF)-surrogacy surrogate host hysterectomy mullerian dysgenesis
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