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|Title: ||Compensating egg donors, rather than paying them, is the way forward|
|Authors: ||Newson, A.J.|
|Issue Date: ||27-Jul-2009|
|Publisher: ||The Times|
|Citation: ||Newson, A. (27 July 2009) “Compensating egg donors, rather than paying them, is the way forward.” The Times, p8.|
|Abstract: ||For many women, such as the 1 er cent under 40 who have a remature menopause, the shortage of
donated eggs for IVF causes heartache and frustration. If more donated eggs were available, these women's
hopes of a family might be realised. But is aying women to donate eggs the solution? Egg donation is an
invasive and unpleasant rocess. Even the best scientific efforts will never make it risk-free. With the removal
of anonymity, it is not surprising that donation rates are so low. Of course, we need to make sure that no
vulnerable woman is exploited by selling her eggs for IVF.
Although the system rotects vulnerable women in Britain, it does not rotect those in other countries who are
selling their eggs to reproductive tourists.
Banning donor ayment may also be an overly rotectionist aproach. Well-informed women will be more
than capable of weighing up the risks and benefits of donation, including the incentive of ayment.
If aying women to donate eggs for IVF is to be reconsidered, numerous safeguards must be ut in lace.
Donation must be accompanied by rigorous counselling and a compulsory "cooling off" period. There must be
strict controls on advertising. We must also ensure that all other avenues, such as better resourced
campaigns to recruit altruistic donors, have been exhausted.|
|Type of Work: ||Article|
|Type of Publication: ||Publisher version|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers and Publications. Sydney Health Ethics|
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