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J Assist Reprod Genet. 2009 Sep-Oct;26(9-10):511-4. doi: 10.1007/s10815-009-9351-5. Epub 2009 Oct 22.

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) with donor eggs in post-menopausal women: are there differences in pregnancy outcomes in women with premature ovarian failure (POF) compared with women with physiological age-related menopause?

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Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia. d.ameratunga@gmail.com

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This study assessed pregnancy rates and obstetric outcomes in women with premature ovarian failure (Group A) with post-menopausal women > or =40 years (Group B) who had IVF +/- ICSI using donor eggs.

METHODS:

This was a retrospective analysis of 54 recipients with either premature ovarian failure or physiological menopause undergoing oocyte donation between 2000 and 2007 at Monash IVF.

RESULTS:

The average number of stimulated cycles required for a woman in group A and B to deliver a baby was 1.75 and 1.4 respectively. Both groups had high cumulative pregnancy rates; however, there was a statistically significant difference with regards to rates of complications.

CONCLUSION:

Oocyte donation in both premature ovarian failure and physiological menopause is highly successful and cumulative pregnancy rate is an important statistic which can be used to inform women seeking this technique. High rates of complications, in conjunction with individual risk-factor analysis needs to be considered when counselling post-menopausal women about oocyte donation.

PMID:
19847640
PMCID:
PMC2788687
DOI:
10.1007/s10815-009-9351-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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