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Underreported: Human Egg Trafficking

Thursday, September 09, 2010

On today's first Underreported segment, Scott Carney, contributing editor at WIRED Magazine, tells us about the rise in human egg trafficking in Cyprus and Spain, and how loose regulations for egg donation and IVF in certain countries are resulting in a global egg trade. His article “Unpacking the Global Human Egg Trade” appears in the September issue of Fast Company

Guests:

Scott Carney

Comments [3]

L from FH

Women who need donors aren't trying to "transfer" the risk. They can't use their own eggs. This guy is trying to make it sound so horrible to be an egg donor. I used an egg donor in another country, why because in the States it's over $30K to do it! And my insurance didn't cover it. The clinic was a well established brick and mortor IVF clinic. The donor was college educated, single mother. What does this guy want people to do?

Sep. 09 2010 01:45 PM
NYC Dame

This seems like a very unbalanced, one way discussion. Surely there is more to this conversation.

Sep. 09 2010 01:42 PM
Patricia from Forest Hills

Women in the US receive compensation as well. It's not just Cyprus. Here the donor receives, depending on the clinic, around $8K.

Sep. 09 2010 01:37 PM

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