Infertility can be addressed through assisted reproductive technology. The most common treatments are artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization.
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 using donor eggs can be performed conventionally or through ICSI. Recipients should prepare their endometrium for the transfer of the embryos created with donor eggs to be properly carried out.
IVF using donor eggs is a fertility treatment allowed in Denmark as long as it is the intended father the one contributing the male reproductive cells. Single women and lesbian couples cannot undergo this technique.
Egg donation in Croatia is governed by the Medically Assisted Procreation Act No. 86/12. According to it, only heterosexual couples who are unable to use the woman’s own eggs can use donor oocytes.
Egg or ovum donation is an allowed treatment in Denmark, but only for heterosexual couples. It must stand for an altruistic act, and donors can remain anonymous or not.
In Ukraine, egg donation must be an anonymous process, except for those cases in which the donor is a relative or female acquaintance of the couple who is about to undergo IVF using donor eggs in order to achieve parenthood.
Greek laws on assisted reproduction allow using donor eggs and sperm in an altruistic, completely anonymous manner. Besides, it limits to 10 the number of children a single donor may give rise to and forbids the use of fresh donor sperm.
In the Czech Republic, egg donation is an anonymous, voluntary, and altruistic act.