Cyprus is a common European destination country for international patients whom need to use donor oocytes to become mothers/parents.
In Cyprus, egg donors must remain anonymous. Thus, fertility clinics should attempt to guarantee the confidentiality in the data provided by the donor.
In Ukraine, assisted conception is allowed as long as it is medically indicated. This country is one of the most visited ones for undergoing an egg donor cycle.
In Cyprus, patients aged 50 or less can use donor eggs in order for them to undergo IVF provided that they are unable to get pregnant with their own eggs.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) can be done using either the woman’s own eggs or donor eggs. Greek regulations on this matter limits the number of embryos transferred to 2 in cases of egg donation.
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Within Cyprus, egg donation is permitted by law and regulated by Act 69 (I)/2015 on the Application of Medically Assisted Reproduction, issued in 2005.
The medical team at the fertility center Reproducción Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain) explains what stands for follicular puncture, both from a gynecological point of view with Dr Gorka Barrenetxea and from the perspective of the embryologist María De Las Heras.
In vitro fertilization is a fertility procedure through which egg-sperm binding occurs in the laboratory, aiming at obtaining an embryo that will be later transferred into the woman so that pregnancy occurs.
Artificial insemination is the easiest of all assisted reproductive technologies. It consists of placing those sperm presenting the highest motility rates into the woman’s cervix during her fertile days.