Egg, embryo and sperm donation and surrogacyadmin2020-06-21T08:47:31+00:00
Egg, embryo and sperm donation and surrogacy (rent-a-womb)
Sometimes it is not possible to cure the infertile couple with medication or even with more advanced assisted reproductive technology. There are some reasons for the infertility of a couple (both male and female infertility), including diminished ovarian reserve or disorders within the female reproductive system and serious problems with sperm production. Patients who received chemotherapy or radiation therapy and had not frozen their eggs or sperms earlier can also use donated egg, sperm, and embryo. Such donations and renting a womb are among the last solutions of infertile couples.
What are the processes of eggs, sperms and embryo donations or rent-a-womb?
Egg donation: some infertile women have normal reproductive systems but their ovaries do not release any egg due to premature ovarian failure (POF), old age, genetic disorders, or chromosomal abnormalities. In such a situation, doctors use a healthy egg of an egg donor and fertilize it by sperm in a laboratory, and then transfer the resulting embryo into the uterus of an infertile woman. The maximum age to be a candidate for receiving the donated eggs is 45 years.
Embryo donation: such embryos are made of donated eggs and sperms. These embryos, usually, are donated by other infertile couples who were received fertility treatments previously or even by volunteer fertile couples. Couples who want to prevent the genetically transmitted diseases that can be passed on to their child or the reason for their infertility is a problem with sperm production, can use donated embryos. It is worthy to note that sperm donation is forbidden in Iran according to Islamic law and civil code.
Rent-a-womb: surrogate mother or rent-a-womb method is helpful for women who have some disorders within their reproductive systems, including missing the uterus (congenitally or removed by surgery), repeated implantation failure (RIF) and autoimmune diseases. These infertile women are unable to carry a pregnancy. During this process, the eggs of real (legal) mother and sperm of father fertilize in a laboratory and the resulting embryo will be transferred into the uterus of the surrogate mother.
Egg and embryo donation and surrogacy in Iran
It has been a decade since Iran has started the egg and embryo donation and surrogacy. Lots of people use these methods and nowadays are joyful parents. Iranian doctors and specialists become more experienced during these years, as far as, they do these methods according to the international standards, today. There are many advanced centers for doing the donation methods in Iran which by using the latest and modern tools are among the pioneers of infertility solutions. You can call Medova Medical Tourism Facilitator-Company to get free advice about how to receive egg and embryo donation and know more about the legal restrictions and how to rent a womb. Our staff will help you to find the best medical center and doctor.
What kind of doctors can do these methods in Iran?
Only legal and certified fertility treatment centers can do egg and embryo donation processes or find a surrogate mother. All procedures will be done by and under the supervision of a gynecologist who holds a reproductive endocrinology and infertility Fellowship (REI).