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Hyphen: Asian Egg Donors in Demand, But at What Risk?

posted by Randall

Egg Donor LabThe average egg donor gets $5,000 to $7,000 for donating their eggs to assist an infertile couple to have a child.

Hyphen reports Asian and Asian American egg donors can expect upwards of $10,000 due to their high demand.

Asian American women utilize egg donor services at four times the average rate. Somewhat surprisingly, a study has never been done to determine if donating ones eggs is safe. Questions are being raised about whether egg donors are given the proper information before making a decision.

“We are supposed to think carefully about the matter of ‘risk-benefit’ ratio when making decisions about whether to approve a research protocol,” said Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves. “That’s a fundamental rule in bioethics. Yet, how can we weigh the case of egg donation when no one knows what sort of risk we’re talking about for egg donors?”

You can read the story of one Asian egg donor and the health effects she felt after making her donation in Hyphen

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