Prognosis of oocyte donation cycles: a prospective comparison of the in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer cycles of recipients who used shared oocytes versus those who used altruistic donors

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Objective: To prospectively compare the prognosis of IVF-ET cycles using oocyte sharing vs. cycles using altruistic donors. Design: Prospective cohort prognostic study. Setting: University teaching hospital. Patient(s): A total of 353 consecutive infertile women with premature ovarian failure or diminished ovarian function. Intervention(s): After receipt of institutional ethics approval, IVF-ET was performed with the use of either oocyte sharing (n = 220) or altruistic donors (n = 133). Continuous data (mean + SD [95% confidence interval]) were compared with Student's t test or Mann-Whitney test as appropriate; categoric data were compared with Fisher's exact test, odds ratios (OR), and relative risk (RR). Two-tailed P


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)930-936
Number of pages7
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2009


  • oocyte donation, Reproductive endocrinology, premature ovarian failure, recipients, artificial E-2, egg-sharing, oocyte sharing, endometrial cycle, altruistic donors, cohort study