The Number of Women Seeking Egg Donors Continues to Rise

Roughly 60 percent of women become pregnant without much effort, but for the 10 percent of American women who struggle with infertility, achieving a safe and successful pregnancy requires determination, patience, and the support of advanced technology. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), surrogacy, and egg donation have made pregnancy possible for millions of women and couples who otherwise would have never been able to carry their own children or start their own families.

In fact, the number of women utilizing donor eggs continues to rise year after year in America, England, and other countries. In the United Kingdom, for example, the number of women undergoing IVF using donor eggs nearly doubled from 1,912 in 2006 to 3,924 in 2016. This global trend can be attributed to a few different factors.

In addition to a growing number of women trying to have children later in life, more people are now aware that egg donation is an option, more donors are willing to provide their eggs, and more same sex couples and single women are turning to donor eggs, IVF, and surrogacy to start their families.

More Awareness of Egg Donation As An Option

Egg donation is a process that allows young, healthy females to undergo a fertility treatment and donate their eggs to help another woman get pregnant. Same sex couples, infertile heterosexual couples, and single women can all utilize egg donation to support surrogacy or IVF in order to have a baby. At the point that an infertile couple turns to egg donation, they have likely already attempted every other method of conception, from exhaustive testing to appointments with fertility specialists. Egg donation is a genuine act of irreplaceable kindness that makes it possible for couples to overcome infertility and finally grow their family.

Though the egg donation process used to be rare and misunderstood, it continues to become a more accepted component of our modern society. Recent college graduates, young mothers, and other generous females are willing to undergo psychological and medical evaluations, sign legal contracts, take fertility medications, and endure the egg retrieval process, all in the name of helping other families and taking home financial compensation.

More People Seeking Egg Donations

As fertility has become a more prominent problem in the United States and around the world, egg donation has become a more prevalent solution. About 1 in 8 couples, or 12 percent of married women, have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. Same sex couples and single women also struggle with their own type of situational infertility since they cannot become pregnant or start a family through traditional methods.

By using eggs provided by agency-approved donors, infertile married women, same sex couples, and single women alike can utilize IVF or surrogacy to finally welcome their baby into the world.

When combined with the technologies of IVF or surrogacy, egg donation is a powerful tool that continues to help men and women grow their families without limitations. This is why Open Arms Surrogacy and Egg Donation in Bradenton, Florida works closely with egg donors to provide healthy eggs with the greatest chances of leading to successful pregnancies.

If you are interested in becoming an egg donor yourself or would like to learn more about utilizing donor eggs to achieve your own pregnancy or surrogacy, call (941) 741-4994 to speak to an expert at Open Arms today.  

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