Principles of Oocyte and Embryo Donation

  • Mark V. Sauer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Preliminary Considerations for Patients and Clinicians

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mark V. Sauer
      Pages 3-17
    3. Molina B. Dayal
      Pages 19-22
    4. Candice O’Hern Perfetto, Lynn M. Westphal
      Pages 23-30
    5. Sahadat Kemi Nurudeen, Brian A. Levine, Melvin H. Thornton II
      Pages 31-46
    6. Briana Rudick, Richard J. Paulson
      Pages 65-72
    7. Stephen Brown
      Pages 73-81
  3. Practical Aspects of Clinical Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Dominique de Ziegler, Isabelle Streuli, Anne Marszalek, Vanessa Gayet, Charles Chapron
      Pages 109-127
    3. Eric S. Surrey, William B. Schoolcraft
      Pages 129-139
    4. Gerard S. Letterie, Nancy A. Klein
      Pages 141-157
    5. Zachary S. Rubeo, Lynn L. Simpson
      Pages 173-183
  4. Office Practice Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Karen R. Hammond
      Pages 223-230
    3. Arthur J. McGrath, Mark V. Sauer
      Pages 231-240
  5. New Frontiers in Egg and Embryo Donation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Zsolt Peter Nagy, Antonio Capalbo, Liesl Nel-Themaat
      Pages 253-276
    3. Sharon N. Covington, Pasquale Patrizio
      Pages 277-288
    4. Dorothy A. Greenfeld, Emre Seli
      Pages 289-301
    5. Marie-Louise P. van der Hoorn, Sicco A. Scherjon, Frans H. J. Claas
      Pages 303-315
  6. Legal and Regulatory Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Karoll J. Cortez, Ellen Lazarus, Melissa A. Greenwald
      Pages 319-335
    3. Danielle M. Austin, Melissa B. Brisman
      Pages 337-350
  7. Culture, Religion, and Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. Mavis Jones, Jeff Nisker
      Pages 371-382
    3. Glenn McGee, Jessica Anchor-Samuels, Arthur L. Caplan
      Pages 395-403
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 419-426

About this book


The versatility of oocyte and embryo donation has proven to be extremely valuable to both patients and doctors engaged in reproductive medicine. Originally thought to be applicable only to a rather small subset of infertile women, today busy practices commonly recommend the procedure and it is estimated that nearly all of the 400 or more IVF programs in the United States provide these services. Oocyte and embryo donation has established itself as a mainstay procedure within assisted reproductive care, and the breadth, depth and complexity of practice is deserving of focused attention.

Much has changed within the field of oocyte and embryo donation since the publication of the first edition of Principles of Oocyte and Embryo Donation in 1998, thus the need for a completely updated and more expansive text. The second edition of this book provides an overview of the major issues affecting men and women engaged in the practice of oocyte and embryo donation.  A primary emphasis has been placed on defining the standards of practice that have evolved over the past 30 years, clearly stating the outcomes expected from adhering to these established protocols.  Details of both the basic science and the clinical medicine are presented together and attention is also focused on the non-reproductive aspects inherent to this unique method of assisted reproduction that involves opinions from lawyers, ethicists, mental health care professionals and theologians. 

Oocyte and embryo donation requires a working knowledge of the medicine, the law and the ethics that underlies its foundation. This book is intended to serve as a complete and comprehensive reference for all health care professionals that provide services related to egg donation, reproductive endocrinologists, obstetrician- gynecologists, and fellows and residents entering the fertility field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mark V. Sauer
    • 1
  1. 1., Center for Women’s Reproductive CareColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2391-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2392-7
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