Advocating for longitudinal follow up of the health and welfare of egg donors

Egg donation continues to increase in popularity as part of assisted reproduction. Although short-term health effects of donation have been well studied, many unanswered questions remain about the long-term medical and psychological consequences for women who donate eggs. Studies of longer-term postdonation health effects have significant limitations, and are often retrospective, cross-sectional, or case studies.

Authors

Molly Woodriff, B.A., Mark V. Sauer, M.D., Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Volume 102, Issue 3, Pages 662-666

Abstract

Egg donation continues to increase in popularity as part of assisted reproduction. Although short-term health effects of donation have been well studied, many unanswered questions remain about the long-term medical and psychological consequences for women who donate eggs. Studies of longer-term postdonation health effects have significant limitations, and are often retrospective, cross-sectional, or case studies.

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