Double donation treatment consists of an oocyte reception, also known as egg donation or oocyte donation, associated with a sperm donation.
In this treatment, a female donor will provide the eggs and the male donor will provide his sperm, in order to achieve pregnancy in couples or women without a partner who cannot achieve it with their own gametes.
Thus, the donor woman will undergo a cycle of ovarian stimulation to obtain her eggs, which will be fertilized with donor sperm and once the embryos are obtained, they will be transferred to the recipient’s uterus, after being cultured in the laboratory for 3 or 5 days.
The matching of donors and recipients will be carried out by the fertility center, following the physical characteristics as well as the results of the tests that patients have carried out to guarantee maximum compatibility.
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Donors, both women and men, are young people in good physical and mental health, who have to undergo several screening tests to be accepted as donors.
The regulation of gamete donation varies from country to country. For example, in Spain it is an anonymous process, but in some European countries such as Portugal or the United Kingdom, the anonymity of the donation can be revealed once the child is 18 years old. In other countries such as Germany egg donation is forbidden whereas in France double donation is not allowed.
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