This procedure does not involve the patient’s egg cells being used. Instead, an egg is donated by another woman. This is then mixed with a man’s sperm cells in a lab. The fertilised egg is then implanted into the patient’s uterus. Choosing a donor for the egg can be a long, complicated and emotional process. However the success rate is quite high, at around 43%. The procedure itself costs $10,000 to $20,000, and there is additional cost involved in compensating the donor.
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Fertility medications are 20- 60% effective, and sometimes the method is combined with artificial insemination to boost the success rate.
Oral medications are the most affordable option at around $50 a month. The cost of injections ranges from $2000 to $5000 a month.
Some of the side effects include hot flashes, cramping, bloating, vaginal dryness and headaches.
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Dr. Kooner is Deputy Director of The Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago and has been a Specialist in Fertility Treatment since 1999.
As well as the areas that the clinic specialises in general, he is particularly interested in managing oocyte donation, female same-sex couples, single women having sperm donation and those considering egg freezing.
Dr. Kooner regularly speaks at fertility meetings. He has published in national journals and constantly contributes to the fertility research and publications from Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago.