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5 Reasons an Egg Donor May Be Needed

Egg donors help make parenthood possible for those who would be unable to be parents without a donor’s help. Couples or individuals looking to start or build their family may need the help of an egg donor for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they are LGBTQ and require an egg donor to match with the intended parent’s sperm in order to have a baby, or maybe there is a medical issue that prevents a female partner from using her own eggs. There are many reasons why deserving prospective parents will turn to an agency like Egg Donor America for assistance, and we’ve outlined five of the top reasons below.


LGBTQ couples may require an egg donor, particularly if they are a same-sex male couple. Egg Donor America is a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community and works with members to make their dreams of having a family come true.

Do you have endometriosis?

Endometriosis can affect a woman’s fertility. Endometriosis is a female reproductive disorder that can cause difficulty in achieving and maintaining a pregnancy. Endometriosis occurs when tissue that normally lines a woman’s uterus is instead found outside of the uterus. This can lead to scarring, pelvic inflammation, lowered egg quality, low chances of egg implantation and an abnormal pelvic anatomy. Because of these issues, women with endometriosis may require the help of an egg donor should treatment prove unhelpful in conception.

Do you have premature ovarian failure (POF)?

<a href="https://www.washingtonfertility.com/blog/using-an-egg-donor-in-the-event-of-premature-ovarian-failure" target=_blank">Premature ovarian failure (POF) leads to a woman’s eggs no longer functioning normally before she is 40 years old. POF is also referred to as “premature” or “early” menopause, even though menopause means that a woman will no longer have a period and POF leads to irregular periods and fertility issues. There is treatment for POF, but 90% of women with a POF diagnosis will require third-party reproduction services, such as using an egg donor, in order to have a child.

Egg Quality

A woman’s egg quality can be determined by her age, health, and any underlying medical conditions that can affect fertility or the reproductive system. If your egg quality is poor, or the quantity of eggs is low, then you may experience infertility, and a fertility specialist can recommend using an egg donor to have a baby.


Even though there are options available to prevent the sharing of certain genetic abnormalities or diseases from an intended parent to a child, there are some who simply wish to avoid the risk by having an egg donor provide an egg. Prospective parents are encouraged to talk to their fertility specialist if they have concerns about their personal or family genetic history.

Related Topics: Egg quality, Endometriosis, LGBTQ, POF