Financial compensation of oocyte donors: an Ethics Committee opinion

Judith Daar, Jean Benward, Lee Collins, Joseph Davis, Leslie Francis, Elena Gates, Elizabeth Ginsburg, Sigal Klipstein, Barbara Koenig, Andrew La Barbera, Laurence McCullough, Richard Reindollar, Mark Sauer, Rebecca Sokol, Sean Tipton, Lynn Westphal

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Financial compensation of women donating oocytes for infertility therapy or for research is justified on ethical grounds and should acknowledge the time, inconvenience, and discomfort associated with screening, ovarian stimulation, and oocyte retrieval, and not vary according to the planned use of the oocytes, the number or quality of oocytes retrieved, the number or outcome of prior donation cycles, or the donor's ethnic or other personal characteristics. This document replaces the document of the same name, last published in 2007 (Fertil Steril 2007;88:305-9).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e15-e19
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2016


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