A woman's age limit for using IVF with her eggs vs. donor eggs

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A woman's age limit for using IVF with her eggs vs. donor eggs

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Really the absolute limit to using a woman´s own eggs are menopause, when she no longer has any eggs. However, in common practice, we are often limited by the effects of aging, which are quantitative and qualitative. And as a result of those two things, the inefficacy as we age to conceive even with high tech assisted reproductive technologies such as invitro fertilization. So for example, a woman that is 45 will have a likelihood of conception of less than 5%. It is generally around this time that if they still want to conceive and have been unsuccessful, that we will have a discussion about egg donation or oo site donation. There are other reasons why women beyond the age of 40 may also consider egg donation. But typically it is a discussion when there has been a realization that the number or the quality of the eggs are no longer sufficient.

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David Tourgeman, MD

Infertility Specialist

Education
 - Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara.
 Medical School: University of Southern California.
 Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology 
University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Women’s & Children’s Hospital. 
Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Women’s & Children’s Hospital.

Board Certification 
- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
 Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Academic Appointments
 - Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
 University of Southern California School of Medicine.

Hospital Affiliations 
- Huntington Memorial Hospital 
St. John’s Health Center.

Awards
 - Wyeth-Ayest Award of the Pacific coast Reproductive Society, April 1999. 
Serono In-Training Award for the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 2000
. Ortho- Mcneil Poster Award Obstetrical and Gynecological Assembly of Southern California, February 2011.
 Serono In-Training Award for the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 2001. 
Fellow Award, co-author Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 2001.

Professional Organizations - 
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. 
Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
 Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Areas of Research and Publication
 - Assisted reproductive technologies and oocyte donation in women of advanced
 reproductive age. 
Advanced reproductive fertility surgery. 
Alternatives for enhancing embryo implantation
. Evaluation of ovulation induction agents. 
Vaginal hormone administration.

Languages Spoken
 - English, 
French, &
 Spanish.

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