This is a fertility treatment for women who do not have eggs. A woman may have no eggs for a variety of reasons, for example:
- She has gone through an early menopause (before the age of 40)
- She has had her ovaries removed during surgery
- She has a very low egg number of poor quality eggs. This can be due to a genetic problem, previous surgery, an environmental cause and in some cases is unknown.
- She is over the age of 45 – a time when all women have very low egg numbers