Why Are There Age Limits for Egg Donors In Kansas City?Posted by Pathways to Parenthood | February 13, 2014
To apply to Pathways To Parenthood’s Egg Donation Program, a woman must be within the age range of 21-29. This is typical of the criteria for most egg donation programs in the United States. It is important for potential egg donors and intended parents to understand why that range is used.
The reason 21 is the youngest age requirement is that younger women don’t always understand the commitment and importance of what they are agreeing to. It is important that egg donors fully understand what they are committing to including the actual donation process, and the long term implications of donating their eggs.
At the other end of the age spectrum, a woman begins to experience a decline in her fertility at the age of 30. By the time that a woman is 32 years old, her fertility has begun to drop around 3-5% per year. There is a variation among women, but that is the average. It is ideal to utilize a donor whose fertility has not been compromised by age, therefore the age cut-off for most programs is 29.
To find out what is involved in an egg donation cycle, or apply to become an egg donor through Pathways To Parenthood, please visit our website at: www.pathwaystoparenthood.com.