Donor/Recipient Insurance Coverage: Protecting Against Unexpected Liability
Oocyte donation (OD) was originally intended for reproductive-aged women with premature ovarian failure and women with intractable infertility. However, currently OD serves the reproductive needs of a more diverse group of women, including women of advanced maternal age and postmenopausal patients. Despite oocyte donation being an expensive procedure, its popularity can be attributed to its high rate of success. Oocyte donation is now more commonly performed than ever. Yet, inherent risks to both the donor and recipient still exist. Measures to protect all parties, including the IVF practices that offer such services, from potential expenses secondary to complications must be established to maintain a viable and operationally sound program.
KeywordsEstrogen Insurance Coverage Expense Infertility
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