In Canada, both fresh and frozen egg donor options are available. Fresh cycles involve synchronizing the donor’s and recipient’s menstrual cycles, while frozen cycles allow for more flexibility. Both options have their unique advantages and potential challenges.
Costs vary depending on individual circumstances. Fresh cycles may have higher initial costs because of the comprehensive screening and synchronization processes. However, they may yield more eggs. Frozen cycles often have lower initial costs and offer more convenience, but typically provide a set number of eggs.
A typical frozen donor cycle for six eggs typically costs between Canadian $20,000 and $30,000 (USA $15,000 and $20,000). Please take note of this. This is lower than for a fresh egg cycle. which runs $35,000 to $45,000 (USA $25,000 to $33,000).
In Canada, it is illegal to pay for a woman’s eggs. However, egg donors can be reimbursed for certain expenses related to the donation process. This legislation applies to both fresh and frozen cycles. It is important to consult with a legal expert familiar with Canadian reproductive law to understand these nuances.
The Assisted Human Reproduction Act of June 2020 seeks to protect egg donors’ health and wellbeing and prevent trade in their reproductive capabilities. To fulfill these objectives, the Act prohibits the buying and selling of ova, and only allows for egg donors to be reimbursed for their expenses. However, no regulations setting out what expenses can be reimbursed were promulgated.
Ready to explore egg donation options in Canada? The first step is a consultation with our team.
We will guide you through the process. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of fresh and frozen cycles. We will also help you understand the associated costs and legal aspects.