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Effects of men and recipients' age on the reproductive outcome of an oocyte donation program

Campos I, Gomez E, Fernandez-Valencia A L, Landeras J, Gonzalez R, Coy P, Gadea J,
J Assist Reprod Genet. Sep-Oct. 2008 doi: 10.1007/s10815-008-9255-9
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Abstract

PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of men and recipient age on the reproductive outcome of our oocyte donation program. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 915 cycles, taking into account men and recipient age, separately and together. RESULTS: The significant cut off value for men and recipients age with incidence in the reproductive outcome was 39 years. Recipient older than 38 years presented a significantly lower pregnancy and implantation rates than others (44.92 vs. 55.75 +/- 1.53%, 25.66 vs. 32.79 +/- 1.64%). If men age was older than 38, a significant reduction in pregnancy and implantation rates was observed, too (46.0 vs. 54.65%, 26.00 +/- 1.52 vs. 32.43 +/- 1.65%). When men and recipient age was analyzed together, a reduction in pregnancy and implantation was detected only if both were older than 38. CONCLUSIONS: Present study suggests that age has a detrimental effect on the reproductive outcome of oocyte donation cycles when both men and recipient are > or = 39 years old.