Egg Trafficking

As wealthy, infertile couples around the world seek egg donors to use for in vitro fertilization, women in vulnerable financial situations can be exploited or coerced into selling their eggs. The procedure used to harvest eggs is painful and dangerous and can result in ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, which can cause sterility and even death. In some cases, eggs are harvested from women who are offered far less than the price couples pay for the “donated” egg.

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