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MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e3181d763b9
Feature Article

Egg Donation: Issues & Concerns

Black, Jennifer J. MS, RN, WHNP-BC

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Abstract

There is an increasing trend in the use of donor eggs by women unable to otherwise conceive. Third-party reproduction, specifically in vitro fertilization (IVF) with donor eggs, has particular ethical issues including possible conflict of interest between provider, donor, and recipient; completeness of informed consent; whether the donor has legal representation; and follow-up support. Nurses working with women who might have IVF are in a position to positively affect the egg donor's experience by making sure that donors understand the risks as well as the benefits of egg donation.

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