Infertility can be addressed through assisted reproductive technology. The most common treatments are artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization.
Egg donation is a fertility procedure by which a woman donates her oocytes.
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 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.