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Ovo Health Legal Assistance feature has been designed with an aim to assist couples who have concerns with the legal aspects of various infertility treatments such as IVF, and Egg Donation. It helps in starting the family formation in a much smoother way without involving any legal issues in the future.
In India, certain egg donation regulations are laid out for the benefits of the couple as well as egg donor.
There are certain legal regulations which need to be followed at the time of IVF treatment. You need to note that there are no restrictions for opting of IVF treatment. Here the IVF regulations in India:
The legal aspects of Embryo Donation in India include the following:
For more rules and regulations regarding the usage of donor embryo or embryo donation, please talk to the clinic directly.
The legal aspects of Sperm Donation in India include the following:
1. I am opting for IVF treatment. Is sex determination possible?
No. Sex determination is illegal in India irrespective of the type of fertility treatments you are opting to have a baby.
2. Can I get IVF in any clinic?
IVF treatment should only be received from the clinics adhering to IVF laws and follows ICMR guidelines completely. Such clinics should have medical registration number and be registered as an IVF clinic.
1. When does one require to opt for egg donor procedure?
A couple might require to opt for an egg donor option for conceiving a baby if any one of the following cases arrives:
2. Do egg donors have any legal rights on the child?
No. The legal rights stay with the intended parents who are opting for the egg donor procedure. An agreement is signed before the donor donates the eggs for the couple’s fertility treatment.
3. What are the success rates IVF with egg donation procedure?
The success rate of egg donation procedure in fertility treatments such as IVF is between 55 - 65%.
4. What are the benefits of using donor eggs in IVF?
When donor eggs are utilized during IVF treatment, the chances of successful pregnancy with IVF increase up to 1.5 or 2 times as compared to IVF treatment with self-egg.
5. Will the name of donor be mentioned on the birth certificate of the child?
No. The name of the donor will not be mentioned. Only the name of the intended parents will be mentioned on the child’s birth certificate.
6. Will I be paid for donating eggs?
Yes. You will be paid for donating eggs which is a win-win situation for both the couple as well as the egg donor.
7. As an egg donor, will I be asked to support the child financially?
No. You will not be asked to support the child financially.
8. I recently had an acupuncture/tattoo done. Can I donate?
You need to inquire with the respective fertility center so that you will be able to know your eligibility for the donation.
9. Will my information be kept confidential?
Absolutely! The agreement which you will sign up before donating eggs will clearly specify regarding the confidentiality of your identity and valuable information.
10. How much time does egg donation take?
The total time taken for egg donation procedure is around 2 weeks. Injections are given on day 2 of the periods to stimulate the growth of multiple eggs. On the final day of the egg retrieval, it takes about 20-30 minutes to complete the procedure.
11. How many times eggs can be donated by an egg donor?
An egg donor can donate her eggs for a maximum of 6 times in her lifetime. Also, there should be a gap of at least 3 months between consecutive egg retrieval procedures.
12. Can we get donated eggs frozen for later use?
Yes. This is absolutely possible. You just need to talk to the respective fertility center for the successful freezing of donated eggs. The eggs can be stored for at least 5 years for later use according to the requirements of the couple.
1. Who needs donor sperm?
Donor sperms are required in the following cases:
2. What’s the eligibility criteria to be a sperm donor in india?
The eligibility criteria to be a sperm donor in India includes the following:
3. What is the procedure of sperm donation?
The procedure of sperm donation includes the following steps:
4. How many times can I donate my sperms?
You can donate sperms 75 times in total. You need to remember that you should not donate sperms more than 2-3 times every week.
5. How much will I get paid for the donated sperm sample?
Every time you donate a sperm sample, you will receive around Rs. 500 - Rs. 2000 depending on the appearance and education of the sperm donor. This varies from one ART Bank or sperm bank to the other.
6. What are the advantage of being a sperm donor?
The advantages of being a sperm donor are as follows:
7. Will I be informed by the centre if some couple uses my sperm during their treatment? If I am dead, will my sperms samples be used or discarded?
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