Egg Donation & Surrogacy

Facts, insights and opinions about egg donors, surrogates, and intended parents.

Egg Donor Q&A: A Woman's Future Fertility

by Katherine Benardo

Will egg donation affect my future fertility?

No relationship between egg donation and future fertility has been clearly established, although research is continuing.

Egg donation does not deplete your ovarian reserve. Each month you release a number of eggs, but only one comes to maturity, generally. The hormones administered in the egg donation process stimulate more than one to reach maturity. Women in their 20s have hundreds of thousands of viable eggs, although the number diminishes over time.