Ovarian insufficiency (a.k.a. ovarian failure) is one of the most common reasons why a women needs to use donor eggs to have a baby. It may be of congenital origin or, conversely, acquired after enduring cancer treatments or when an ovary has been surgically removed.
By Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Sandra Fernández B.A., M.A. (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 10/26/2015