My partner had a hysterectomy six years ago and only has one ovary now. Is it still possible for her to produce fertile eggs and have a child?

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Answered by Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

In a hysterectomy, the uterus is surgically removed. Therefore, she would not be able to "carry" or "have" a baby. However, if she does have one remaining functioning ovary, it may be possible to stimulate the one ovary through IVF. She would need lab tests & evaluation to assess the current level of function of the remaining ovary. There would still have to available sperm, through a certified sperm donor program & a gestational carrier (surrogate) to "carry" the baby. This would be a very involved process.

Published on Mar 08, 2017

Answered by Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

In a hysterectomy, the uterus is surgically removed. Therefore, she would not be able to "carry" or "have" a baby. However, if she does have one remaining functioning ovary, it may be possible to stimulate the one ovary through IVF. She would need lab tests & evaluation to assess the current level of function of the remaining ovary. There would still have to available sperm, through a certified sperm donor program & a gestational carrier (surrogate) to "carry" the baby. This would be a very involved process.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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