Navigation Links
Egg donation in European clinics: Why do women do it?
Date:7/8/2013

London, 8 July 2013: Egg donation is now one of the major reasons why couples travel abroad for fertility treatment. Because this growing trend may circumvent regulations at home or raise concerns about financial inducement, it has also become one of the most controversial. Yet little is known about the women who provide the donor eggs in overseas clinics - their characteristics, their motivation and their compensation.

A study performed by ESHRE, which surveyed (by questionnaire) 1423 egg donors at 60 clinics in 11 European countries, has now found that the majority of donors are keen to help infertile couples for altruistic reasons, but a large proportion also expect a personal benefit, usually financial.(1,2)

The study was performed during 2011 and 2012 by ESHRE's Task Force on Cross-border Reproductive Care and European IVF Monitoring Consortium, with the results presented today by the chairman of the Task Force, Professor Guido Pennings of the Bioethics Institute Ghent, Belgium. The donor's age proved an important factor in her motivation to donate. While the overall average age of the donors in this study was relatively young (27.4 years, ranging from 25.6 in Spain to 31 years in France), there was a significant effect of age on altruistic motives: 46% of the donors under 25 noted altruism alone as their motive compared to 79% of those over 35; 12% of those under 25 were purely financially motivated compared to 1% of those older than 35. The younger you are, apparently, the more is money a motivation.

Among the donor groups identified in the study population were:

  • Students (18% in Spain, 16% Finland, 13% Czech Republic)
  • Unemployed (24% in Spain, 22% Ukraine, 17% Greece)
  • Fully employed (75% in Belgium, 70% Poland, 28% Spain)
  • Single women (50%+ in Spain and Portugal, 30% Greece)

Other findings showed that around one-third of all study donors had a university degree, and around one half
'/>"/>

Contact: Christine Bauquis
christine@eshre.eu
32-499-258-046
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Smithsonian launches global marine biodiversity project with $10 million donation
2. Frost & Sullivan: Renewable Energy Targets Help Sustain European Biopower Market amid Economic Uncertainty
3. New alliance for European excellence and competitiveness in life sciences
4. 21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
5. European Society of Human Genetics urges caution over use of new genetic sequencing techniques
6. Core for Life, a new European alliance in biomedical research
7. European support for the first network of research and training in political ecology
8. 8 M € from EU to enhance access by scientists to the largest European biobanks
9. Scientists awarded £3M to study the way Northwest European seas absorb carbon
10. European Guidance for the diagnosis & management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women
11. Can a tropical water flea invade European lakes?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/19/2015)... .19, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Military Electro-Optical / Infrared Systems Market ... Platform - Forecast to 2020" report to ... systems market is expected to reach $16.35 billion ... This report segments the military electro-optical/infrared ...
(Date:2/11/2015)... , February 11, 2015 ... report "Access Control Market by Product (Cards and Readers, ... Military and Defense, Government, Industrial, Healthcare, Education) and By ... by MarketsandMarkets, the Access Control Market is ... growing at a CAGR of 10.6% between ...
(Date:2/5/2015)... , Jan. 26, 2015   Epic Sciences , ... cancer, today announced that Murali Prahalad , Ph.D., president ... Medicine World Conference (PMWC) 2015: Silicon Valley, which is ... Mountain View, Calif. on January 26-28, 2015. ... Come of Age as Biomarkers." Last year, Epic Sciences was ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Military Electro-Optical / Infrared Systems (Image Intensification, Laser, Infrared) Market - Forecast to 2020: Featuring Profiles of the Market Leaders on this $16 Billion market 2Military Electro-Optical / Infrared Systems (Image Intensification, Laser, Infrared) Market - Forecast to 2020: Featuring Profiles of the Market Leaders on this $16 Billion market 3Access Control Market Worth $10.4 Billion by 2020 2Access Control Market Worth $10.4 Billion by 2020 3Access Control Market Worth $10.4 Billion by 2020 4Epic Sciences to Present at Personalized Medicine World Conference 2015 on the Use of Circulating Tumor Cells as Cancer Biomarkers 2
... molecular events in the origin of fat cells. The ... obesity and diabetes, as fat cells produce hormones critical ... finds that a hormonal cocktail routinely used in the ... from fat-cell precursors to full-blown fat, researchers at University ...
... have used a glowing protein from fireflies to observe ... target for new drugs to treat cancer, autoimmune diseases ... as IKK (for IKappa kinase), regulates processes that can ... these changes to many different disorders. , "Our new ...
... the United States in 2001 the threat of a ... smallpox, plague or tularemia -- became very real. But ... contain an attack is still being developed. , In ... Quantum Devices have demonstrated solar-blind avalanche photodiodes (APDs) that ...
Cached Biology News:Short-term Bio Sensors Monitor From Afar 2Firefly protein lets researchers monitor molecule linked to cancer 2Firefly protein lets researchers monitor molecule linked to cancer 3Tiny avalanche photodiodes target bioterrorism agents 2
(Date:3/6/2015)... 2015  Attorney Advertising-- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC ... of the securities of Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. ("Orexigen" ... -News).  Such investors are advised to contact ... Eitan Kimelman at info@bgandg.com ... Orexigen and certain of its officers and/or directors ...
(Date:3/6/2015)... DIEGO , March 6, 2015   Senomyx ... company using proprietary taste science technologies to discover, develop, ... and flavor industries, announced today that John Poyhonen , ... Tony Rogers , Senior Vice President and Chief Financial ... programs, currently scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, at 2:00 ...
(Date:3/6/2015)... , March 6, 2015   BioLife Solutions , ... manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic ... precision thermal shipping products for cells and ... fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results will be ... Company will host a conference call and live webcast ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... -- Twelve patients today are preparing to participate in a ... Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), a Sutter Health affiliate. ... the largest single-center kidney paired donation chain conducted on ... 44-year history of the CPMC Transplant Center. The two-day ... donor who did not have a specific recipient in ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. 2SENOMYX TO WEBCAST CORPORATE PRESENTATION AT THE THE 27TH ANNUAL ROTH CONFERENCE 2BioLife Solutions to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results and Provide Business Update on March 12, 2015 2Altruistic donor starts large West Coast single-center kidney paired donation at CPMC 2Altruistic donor starts large West Coast single-center kidney paired donation at CPMC 3Altruistic donor starts large West Coast single-center kidney paired donation at CPMC 4
... BioCrossroads today announced the receipt of a two-year ... will fund a range of charitable, educational and scientific ... Indiana,s signature strengths in the life sciences. ... 2012, we recognize that Lilly Endowment,s significant investment in ...
... 5, 2011 ZyGEM Corp. Ltd., a developer and ... and other nucleic acids, today announced publication of an ... kit can rapidly extract DNA from small samples of ... produce accurate, reliable and reproducible DNA profiles for forensic ...
... golf clubs, developed by scientists, regularly catch the eye ... McIlroy get excited this time, this new golf putter ... The ,micro putter, developed in a study published today, ... and Technology, has been designed to test the "stickiness" ...
Cached Biology Technology:Two-year $2.8 million Grant from Lilly Endowment Fuels BioCrossroads' Charitable, Educational and Scientific Mission 2Two-year $2.8 million Grant from Lilly Endowment Fuels BioCrossroads' Charitable, Educational and Scientific Mission 3Application Note Shows ZyGEM's forensicGEM® Tissue Facilitates Forensic Casework by Rapidly and Reproducibly Extracting DNA From Human Hair 2Application Note Shows ZyGEM's forensicGEM® Tissue Facilitates Forensic Casework by Rapidly and Reproducibly Extracting DNA From Human Hair 3Scientists take up golf to prove long-standing theory of cell stickiness 2
Human ABCG2 MAb (Clone 5D3)...
Standard 2" and 3" Fiberboard Boxes can be sold separately or with 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81 or 100 cell dividers. Fiberboard boxes can also be ordered with corresponding freezer racks...
Although each Beacon 2000 System includes one preinstalled sample chamber (size specified at time of order), optional chambers are available and easily retrofit by the user....
... Engineered with new technology incorporating the ... unsurpassed flexibility, the new Varian NMR ... spectrometer available today., ,The Varian NMR ... transmitter and receiver channel, providing pulse ...
Biology Products: