Success Rate of Surrogate Gestational Pregnancies Using In Vitro Fertilization Donor Oocytes
This paper presents a review of a new procedure involving gestational surrogate mothers. The dramatic increase in in vitro clinics and procedures has logically extended to the transferring of embryos from an infertile couple to a gestational surrogate mother. The first such gestational surrogate birth was reported in 1987. Since that time there have been approximately 30 births worldwide. Due to the fact that the surrogates are implanted during unstimulated cycles and are young women with successful pregnancy histories, it was hypothesized that the success of in vitro fertilization will be greater when working with gestational surrogates.
KeywordsBiological Parent Infertile Couple Donor Oocyte Surrogate Mother Prospective Parent
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