Characterizing the practice of oocyte donation: a web-based international survey (Apr 2014)

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Characterizing the practice of oocyte donation: a web-based international survey
Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Volume 28, Issue 4, Pages 443–450, April 2014
Weissman A1, Leong M2, Sauer MV3, Shoham Z4.
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1IVF Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Edith Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel. Electronic address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
2IVF Centre, The Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, Happy Valley, Hong Kong.
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA.
4The Reproductive Medicine Unit, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Affiliated to the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel.


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Although oocyte donation is widely practised, few interventions in this field are evidence based. The objective of this study was to describe the current practices for evaluation and treatment of oocyte donors and recipients worldwide. Through an IVF-focused website, an internet-based survey was addressed to physicians in IVF units worldwide. A total of 161 units responded, reflecting 14,890 annual oocyte donation cycles. The majority (83.3%) of centres perform genetic testing for oocyte donors, and in 94.6% of cycles, donors are
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