Insider's Guide to Egg Donation

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Insider's Guide to Egg Donation

SKU# 9781936303304

A Compassionate and Comprehensive Guide For All Parents-to-Be

Author: Wendie Wilson-Miller , Erika Napoletano


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2013 Gold Medal Winner IPBA Benjamin Franklin Award, LGBT Category

Each year, over 7.3 million Americans face infertility. In their search for answers and alternative means for building a family, they turn to the nearly 500 reproductive specialty clinics across the US.

Same-sex and single-by-choice parents are more prevalent than ever in the fertility industry and there is no definitive, up-to-date guide to help families of all types approach egg donation. Resources are fragmented, and thatÃs true regardless of your family "type."

Insider's Guide to Egg Donation, is the first how-to-handbook that helps families of all types navigate the less talked about but widely practiced egg donor landscape with a warm and friendly tone, giving those in need of a different kind of stork the answers and information they need as they begin to research family-building options.

The Insider's Guide to Egg Donation Answers:

  • What do I need to know about the medical process of using an egg donor?
  • What are the latest reproductive medicine technologies that we should know about?
  • What should I consider when choosing a fertility clinic?
  • How should I evaluate potential egg donor agencies?

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 12, 2012
  • Page Count 224
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303304
  • EISBN 9781617051043

Table of Contents 

"1. Egg Donation: The Basics
2. Filling Your Nest: Considering Ovum Donation
3. Beyond the Nest - When Hearts and Science Collide
4. How to Choose a Reproductive Clinic
5. How to Choose an Egg Donor Agency
6. Choosing Your Donor: Another View on ""Natural Selection""
7. Circling the Nest: The Ovum Donation Cycle
8. Readying the Nest: Transfer
9. Leaving the Nest: Recipient Parents
Donors and Honest Questions
10. Everybody Builds a Different Nest: Issues Facing Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered and Single Parents, and International Recipients
11. The Nest of the Future: Emerging Technologies in Reproductive Medicine

Editorial Review(s) 

“They provide excellent resource lists, and "Key Chapter Highlights" conclude each chapter. This title is a commendable roadmap for this challenging process and is highly recommended as a valuable resource for libraries."—Library Journal, November 2012

“They successfully address the many complex components involved in this process, such as choosing a reproductive clinic, choosing a donor, ethical considerations for assisted reproductive technology (ART), compensation, and more. They are sensitive to the struggles of families who face infertility, and dedicate an entire chapter to non-traditional families such as single women and gay, lesbian, and transgendered families. They provide excellent resource lists, and 'Key Chapter Highlights' conclude each chapter. Woven throughout the text are the latest scientific statistics and studies related to ART, and the helpful appendixes address key issues, such as sample surrogate questions, considerations for genetic testing, and a complete glossary and index. This title is a commendable roadmap for this challenging process and is highly recommended as a valuable resource for libraries."—Library Journal, November 2012