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Is IVF or Ovodonation better for women in their 50s?

By Rut Gómez de Segura M.D. (gynecologist).
Last Update: 12/13/2021

Ovodonation. After the age of 45, pregnancies with own oocytes are anecdotal. Even in natural populations that do not use contraceptive methods and have very large families, women stop having offspring after the age of 44. In assisted reproduction treatments few oocytes are obtained and of low quality resulting in embryos with little or no implantation potential.

Therefore, if a patient wishes to become a mother at the age of 50, she should opt for a treatment with donated oocytes or embryos.

 Rut Gómez de Segura
Rut Gómez de Segura
M.D.
Gynecologist
Graduation in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Alcalá de Henares. Specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital Costa del Sol in Marbella. Dr Rut Gómez de Segura currently works as medical director in the fertility center ProcreaTec in Madrid.
Licence number: 28/2908776
Gynecologist. Graduation in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Alcalá de Henares. Specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital Costa del Sol in Marbella. Dr Rut Gómez de Segura currently works as medical director in the fertility center ProcreaTec in Madrid. Licence number: 28/2908776.