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The donation of oocytes to known recipients.
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PMID:  3435366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The supply of donated oocytes from an in vitro fertilization programme has always been inadequate, especially following the successful cryopreservation of human embryos. There have been no previous reports of women donating their oocytes to known recipients. All of 7 women who donated all their oocytes to known recipients responded to a posted questionnaire. No differences in social characteristics between this group and another group of infertile women treated on an in vitro fertilization programme, who donated some of their excess oocytes anonymously were noted, except that the known donor group had a relatively high average parity, i.e. 3. No differences in attitudes towards donating oocytes were noted between these groups except that the known donor group felt a significantly greater connection towards the potential child.
J Leeton; J Harman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0004-8666     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1987 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-16     Completed Date:  1988-03-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  248-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Monash-Epworth In Vitro Fertilization Programme, Epworth Hospital, Richmond, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Fertilization in Vitro
Oocytes / transplantation*
Tissue Donors / psychology*

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