The ROPA method is an assisted reproduction treatment that allows a couple of married women to participate jointly in the pregnancy, one contributing the oocytes while the embryo transfer and pregnancy would be performed by the other member of the couple. For this it is necessary to always use donor semen sample.
What is the ROPA method?
The woman of the couple who will provide her eggs will receive the treatment to carry out the process of ovarian stimulation necessary to perform the follicular or ovarian puncture. The ovules extracted from this follicular puncture will be used to perform the in vitro fertilization process by conventional fertilization or by the method of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
The other woman of the couple who will carry out the pregnancy will receive another type of hormonal treatment necessary to create an endometrial environment conducive to embryonic implantation.
12-15 days after the puncture, the beta-hCG analysis will be carried out to confirm if there is pregnancy.
When is the technique indicated?
This technique, as mentioned at the beginning, is designed exclusively for couples of women. The decision of who will be the one that contributes the ovules or the uterus will be carried out by both the couple being of equal importance the assessment of a medical advice.
It is recommended that the woman who contributes the ovules is the youngest and has a good ovarian reserve to achieve the highest number of embryos and of higher quality. It is advisable to perform genetic analyzes such as the karyotype. The woman who is going to be the pregnant woman will need to have a normal uterine cavity and not have any disease that prevents her from carrying the pregnancy to term.
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