Considering egg donation treatment in South Africa? Dr Femi Olarogun, the Fertility Specialist at HART Fertility Clinic, Cape Town, discusses legislation, IVF law and procedures in South Africa.
Egg donation is a well-established form of artificial reproductive technique that is done all over the world. All countries have different laws and limits regarding egg donation.
Dr Olarogun explained that egg donation is anonymous in South Africa. All donors are thoroughly screened, and it is possible to get quite a lot of details on the donors. It would include physical characteristics like age, height, eye colour, hair colour, and race, but also hobbies, and education. They also can have access to a picture of the donor when she was a child. All egg donors are young, healthy women under 35 years of age. In South Africa, the predominant race is the black population, therefore, there is never a shortage of black donors. But you can also find white donors, Indian donors, or mixed-race between black and white.
The upper age limit for the recipient is 55 years old, egg donation is also available to single women and same-sex couples.- Questions and Answers