Basically egg donation is a very attractive practical approach for women who either cannot produce their own eggs, for example women who have attained menopause including those with premature menopause or for example those whose ovaries have been removed surgically or those whose ovaries have been rendered defunct due to radiation or chemotherapy. It is also the treatment option for those women who cannot produce ‘ good quality’ oocytes ( eggs ) , for example, women with severe endometriosis, or those with severe polycystic ovaries . Thus, following are some of the reasons for selecting the option of egg donation:-
1) Women with premature ovarian failure ( menopause)
2) Women who have attained timely menopause but stii desire to have children
3) Women who have undergone bilateral oophorectomy
4) Women with poor response to ovarian stimulation
5) Women with poor ovarian reserve as judged by –
significantly elevated follicle stimulating hormone ( FSH ) and very low Anti-mullerian hormone ( AMH ) and very low day 2 antral follicle count
6) Advanced maternal age, above 38 years
7) Women with high levels of Anti-ovarian, Anti-thyroglobulin ,and Anti-microsomal thyroid antibodies
8) Women who produce poor quality eggs .for example, those with severe endometriosis, or those with severe polycystic ovaries.
Obviously, egg donation is the only option for a single man wanting to start a family.