Would you donate some of your eggs to an infertile woman for a fee?
The motivations to become an egg donor may include:
an opportunity to be of service and provide help
empathy for childless couples without having to carry a pregnancy for them
recognition of the importance of having children in their own lives
have a child that is intellectually gifted
pride in her genetic background and family
financial gain for her family
Infertility can be caused by poor sexual or lifestyle habits that are easily remedied.
For example, the couple may be using a sexual lubricant that interferes with the survival of the man's sperm. Or, they may not be having sex often enough. Other easily treated illnesses or lifestyle habits that may contribute to infertility are:
Heavy use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
Starvation diets or anorexia in the woman.
Tight underwear or pants in the man, which raises the crotch temperature and reduces sperm count.
Stress. In a woman, this may cause her periods to be irregular. In a man, stress may reduce his sperm count.
Most infertility results from physical problems in a man or woman's reproductive system.
About 35 percent of all cases of infertility arise from problems in the man's system.
About 35 percent arise from abnormalities in the woman's system.
About 20 percent of the time, the man and woman both have fertility problems.
In 10 percent of cases, no cause can be found.
Age often increases the risk of infertility.
Now, whether it is a question of female or male factor infertility (cus it so happens that its not every time that the cause of infertility is due to a defect or abnormality in the female!), assisted reproduction can help couples to expe rience parenthood without necessarily leading to break up of the marriage.
for the benefit of those who dont know:
Assisted reproduction refers to a number of advanced techniques that aid fertilization. These techniques are often used for women who have irreversible damage to their fallopian tubes or cervical mucous problems. It can also benefit couples with unexplained infertility. Some of these techniques include In Vitro fertilization (IVF), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Insertion (ICSI), Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT), Gamete Intrafallopian Tube Transfer (GIFT), etc.