Egg Donation Questions and Answers Archive
Are there any documented cases of women with Turners Syndrome 45X conceiving on their own?- Alice
Yes, but this is very rare because the absence of the second sex chromosome causes premature degeneration of the egg cells and complete loss of all egg cells often happens before sexual maturity. Also, many of the egg cells are going to be chromosomally abnormal. Some women's with Turner's have a less severe form where only some of their cells are 45x (mosaic). These are the patients that have a chance at having a child naturally but it is very rare even in these cases. Most women with Turner's syndrome require in vitro fertilization with egg donation in order to have children.
-- Daniel Potter, MD, FACOG
How can I go about selling my fertility eggs to families in need?- Wanda
Check with your local medical society for "IVF programs that use egg donation". Dr. Roseff Visit us at www.reproendo.com
--SCOTT ROSEFF, MD, FACOG, Director
West Orange, New Jersey