Egg donation

Egg donation is allowed in Norway from 01.01.2021. Medicus is in dialogue with the Norwegian Directorate of Health about establishing the service. More info will be on the website as soon as it is available. You can also contact us for more information.

Who can get egg donations?

Some women have ovaries that don’t produce eggs, either for genetic reasons, due to age or premature menopause. If this woman wants to become pregnant, she must get her eggs from another woman. The egg is fertilized with the man’s sperm and returned to her uterine cavity to develop after a hormonal pretreatment of the uterine lining, so that it is ready to receive a fertilized egg.

After around 90 years of sperm donation in Norway, we can finally help couples become pregnant with the help of egg donations as well. This means that if you don’t have eggs or just a minimal chance of getting pregnant with your own eggs, have the opportunity to carry the desired child with your partner.

Unfortunately, there are still some the law does not include. As the law requires that the identity of at least one party must be known, single women can not receive egg donations. Nor can two women, unless the egg comes from one of them (partner donation).

How is the egg donor selected?

Just like with sperm donation, your doctor will select an egg donor for you. It is still not allowed to receive eggs from family or friends. The doctor makes sure that you get genetic material that is as similar as possible to the woman who will carry the child. The donor egg comes from Norway or one of the other Nordic countries. The donor will will be unknown to you, but can not be anonymous. As with sperm donation, the child has the right to know the donors identity when he or she turns 15 years old.

We send out updates about our services if you are interested in the possibilities of egg donation.

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