Equal Access to Fertility Treatment for the LGBT Community

New legislation in Hawaii is being proposed that would require insurance companies to cover the cost of fertility treatment for same-sex couples. Hawaii is one of eight states that requires insurance companies to cover the cost of in vitro fertilization, but this law only applies to married heterosexual couples.  Currently, with the way the law is written, IVF is only …

An inspiring frozen egg donation story

This is an inspiring story about a successful pregnancy in a 48 year old created by frozen eggs obtained at Donor Egg Bank USA and fertilized and transferred at RPMG:

I wanted to reach out to other women who have made this decision, wherever you are in the journey. Please be encouraged by our story: We tried for over three …

Is Egg or Embryo Donation the Right Choice for You?

Egg and embryo donation can provide new hope for many women in the United States, who are unable to conceive using their own eggs.  Approximately 6.7 million women in the United States struggle with infertility.  Many of these women have spent thousands of dollars on fertility treatment, but have unfortunately been unsuccessful in conceiving.  Using eggs from another woman or …

7 Reasons To Consider Frozen Donor Egg IVF

Donor Egg IVF
As fertility technologies advance, using fresh or frozen donor eggs with IVF treatment is becoming a more attractive option for women struggling to conceive. Within the last few years, donor egg IVF has grown quickly in popularity, and patients are learning about the many benefits this type of fertility treatment provides.

At Reproductive Partners, we work together with Donor Egg …

Egg donors challenge ASRM guidelines for payment

In a New York Times article, in a federal lawsuit, a group of women are challenging industry guidelines that say it is “inappropriate” to pay a woman more than $10,000 for her eggs. The women say the $10,000 limit amounts to illegal price-fixing, and point out that there is no price restriction on the sale of human sperm. A …

How much is a donor egg worth?

It may end up being decided by the courts.

In an article in the Wall Street Journal the question is at the heart of a federal lawsuit brought by two women who provided eggs to couples struggling with infertility. The women claim the price guidelines adopted by fertility clinics nationwide have artificially suppressed the amount they can get for their …

Is the recipient’s age a factor in egg donor cycle success?

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, formerly a partner and Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


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A study on outcomes of egg donation: what is a good outcome?

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association examined outcome of egg donor cycles in the U. S. But what was their definition of a good outcome?

The authors examined trends and outcomes in donor egg cycles from 2000 to 2010 and analyzed predictors of good perinatal outcomes among in vitro fertilization cycles using fresh (non-cryopreserved) embryos …

Donor Egg Bank USA achieves milestone of 500 embryo transfers

Reflecting the growing trend of donor egg as a fertility treatment option, Donor Egg Bank USA announces the company milestone of more than 500 embryo transfers completed.

Donor Egg Bank USA, a leading frozen donor egg bank, provides frozen donor eggs to infertility patients who are unable to conceive a child using their own eggs. After a donor egg is …

Egg donation on the increase

According to an article in USA Today, more U.S. women are attempting to have children using eggs donated by other women and taking home healthy babies as a result.

Fertility clinics reported 18,306 procedures using fresh or frozen donated eggs in 2010, up from 10,801 in 2000, according to the study published online by the Journal of the American …