The Willingness of Infertile Women to Donate Eggs

  • P. Kemeter
  • W. Feichtinger
  • E. Bernat


In vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer (ET) not only give those patients with severely damaged tubes a real chance to become pregnant and to deliver their own children, but moreover, open up the possibility of becoming pregnant to women without ovaries. Provided a functional uterus is present, these women with absent or notfunctional ovaries can be given steroid replacement therapy to establish normal cyclic endometrial and menstrual activity. Oocyte donation may then result in a healthy pregnancy.


Luteinizing Hormone Embryo Transfer Infertile Woman Human Menopausal Gonadotropin Estradiol Valerate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Kemeter
    • 1
  • W. Feichtinger
    • 1
  • E. Bernat
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Reproductive Endocrinology and In Vitro FertilizationViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute of Civil law, Faculty of lawUniversity of GrazGrazAustria

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