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Egg Donor

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Who might need egg donation?

  • An infertile single woman planning pregnancy

  • A single man planning surrogacy

  • An opposite-sex couple in which the female is infertile

  • An opposite-sex couple in which one of the spouses is transgendered

  • A same-sex male couple

  • An infertile same-sex female couple


Egg donation FAQ

Q: What is egg donation?
A: The contribution, by a third party, of female gametes for the purpose of assisted reproduction. (Source: Termium Online)

Q: How does an egg donation get arranged?
A: (Usually through fertility clinic)

Q: Are egg donors anonymous?
A: Egg donors can be either anonymous or known to the person(s) contracting for the egg donation.

Q: Is egg donation legal in Canada?
A: Yes, egg donation is legal.

Q: I want to get paid for donating my eggs. How do I arrange this?
A: Paying, offering to pay, or advertising payment for egg donation is illegal in Canada.


Egg donation in the media

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