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Third-Party Reproduction refers to the use of Egg Donation, sperm donation, Embryo donation or a Uterus (surrogacy) that are donated by a third person (donor) to enable an infertile person or couple (recipient) to become parents. Generally, this form of reproduction is considered only when there is no remaining hope of pregnancy.
Often, there is a confusion in both patients as well as the public, with infertility regarding these advanced reproductive technologies. As a consequence, questions are often asked regarding selection and/or availability of donors and surrogates, costs, success rates, risks, legal issues, and most of all, ethics. In addition, prospective donors and surrogates are often uncertain about the risks and liabilities they would possibly assume along with the compensation that they will receive.
Third-Party Reproduction offers many patients an opportunity to have children that would have not existed otherwise. As a result, there are many medical, legal and ethical issues involved with selecting this form of treatment.
Third Party Arrangements include:
1. Egg donation
Egg donation is when a woman volunteers to give her eggs to another woman with the hopes of helping her become pregnant through in-vitro fertilization. Egg donation is reserved for those individuals or couples who select a family member or friend to be their egg donor. Anonymous egg donation is when the donor is unknown to the patient or intended couple. Many times, egg donation is anonymous. Egg donation assists women who otherwise are not able to conceive.
2. Sperm donation
Sperm donation is when a male voluntarily gives his sperm in the hopes of helping a woman or couple to become pregnant by way of IUI or IVF. Just as in egg donation, sperm donation can be done anonymously or as a directed (known) donor.
3. Embryo donation
Embryo donation is using another individual’s or couple’s embryo(s) that were produced from previous IVF cycle(s) in order to conceive. For many patients undergoing IVF, more embryos are oftentimes created and cryopreserved (frozen) than are used to successfully complete one’s family. These remaining embryos are often donated, providing a unique opportunity to help other individuals or couples experience pregnancy and childbirth.
4. Surrogacy
A surrogate is a woman who agrees to carry a pregnancy for another woman or couple.
There are two types of surrogacy:
Gestational surrogacy - It is the most common type of surrogacy and refers to a woman who agrees to have another individual’s or couple’s embryo(s) transferred into her uterus by way of IVF. The surrogate has no genetic link to the pregnancy she carries.
Traditional surrogacy- It refers to a woman who is artificially inseminated with sperm (typically from the male partner of a couple seeking a surrogate) for the purpose of conceiving. The surrogate’s eggs are fertilized with the sperm during this process and therefore the surrogate has both, a genetic and biological link to the pregnancy she carries.