IVF-Surrogates of Donated Oocytes
Parenthood through surrogacy has been used throughout history as a treatment of infertility as noted in both Old and New Testaments.1 Increasing numbers of couples are utilizing surrogate parenting to establish their families.1,2 Utian and associates3 were the first to report in 1985 on a successful in vitro fertilization (IVF)-surrogacy pregnancy in a woman who gestated a genetically unrelated embryo. This form of assisted reproduction appears best described as IVF-surrogacy and this nomenclature will be used hereafter.
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