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Issue of Donor Autonomy in Ovum Donation

By Maria Coluccio
At the time of birth, females have approximately 2,000,000 immature eggs and cannot produce anymore throughout their lifetime. A large majority of these eggs will die out throughout the course of a woman’s lifetime. Only approximately 400 out of the %0.02 will mature naturally. Woman who are unable to conceive due to having no eggs or poor egg quality are able to become pregnant through ovum donations. As …

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