donors should undergo psychological screening to determine their mental health
before donating eggs, according to a study conducted by researchers from
New York University's Program for IVF, Reproductive Surgery and Infertility.
The scientists examined the mental states of 607 women who volunteered
to become egg donors and found that 11% of the women "had psychological
findings that prohibited them from participating" as
of the donors rejected on psychological grounds had personal histories of
mental illness, learning disabilities, alcohol or substance abuse or a criminal
record, while others had family histories of these characteristics
a family history of suicide (ASRM release, 10/14).