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Ova donated abroad led to 130 births

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, April 30, 2012 | 0 comments

Ova donated abroad led to 130 birthsAt least 130 children were born in Japan through in vitro fertilization using eggs donated abroad by third parties in the five years from 2007, according to a survey conducted by The Yomiuri Shimbun.

In such cases, women visited foreign countries such as the United States to receive donated ova.

The average age of the women was 45, and the oldest woman was 58. About 90 percent of the cases were considered high-risk pregnancies or deliveries calling for special medical supervision.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
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