donor and gestational carrier

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Third party reproduction refers to the use of eggs, sperm, or embryos that have been donated by a third person (donor) to enable an infertile individual or couple to become parents. Donors may be known or anonymous to the intended recipients. Third party reproduction also includes traditional gestational carrier arrangements.
 
Egg donation is when a woman (donor) gives her eggs to another woman (recipient) to allow the recipient to have a baby. In order to donate eggs, the donor must be given medications that will cause her to develop multiple eggs over a single cycle. The eggs are then removed from the donor by placing a needle that is attached to an ultrasound probe and through the vaginal tissue. After, the eggs are gently aspirated or suctioned from the ovaries. Once the eggs are removed, they are evaluated by an embryologist. Then sperm either from a male partner or sperm bank is placed around or injected into each egg. This process is known as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
 
Traditional surrogacy arrangements often are perceived as controversial with the potential consequences being both legal and psychological. Despite the requirement for IVF to create embryos, the utilization of a gestational surrogate, legally, is a low risk procedure and is the more common approach conducted in the United States. Surrogacy has been acknowledged within the reproductive medicine community as well as the American Society for Reproduction (ASRM). Surrogacy arrangements nevertheless remain controversial and are subjected to both legal and psychosocial scrutiny. Though it is controversial, we believe that surrogacy is a great path for couples to take to complete their families. 
 
Third party reproduction is a complex process that requires consideration of social, ethical, and legal issues. The increased utilization of egg donation has required a reconsideration of the social and ethical impact that this technology has on prospective parents, their children, and the egg donors themselves. 

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