Posts Tagged ‘egg donors’

‘Eggsploitation’: danger to egg donors

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Everyone needs to have compassion for those experiencing the hardship of infertility. It is easy to take the problem a little too lightly unless you have experienced its own poignant kind of heart wrenching which isn’t easily dispelled. But behind the public face of infertility is the more hidden face of the altruistic dream-maker; the Read more

Call to legalise payment to egg donors

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Next month New Zealand’s advisory committee on reproductive technology (Acart) will make the recommend to Health Minister, Tony Ryall, that between $1000 and $3000 be payed to egg donors. The reason given for the recommendation is that it will encourage more people to donate eggs, and sperm. Acart chairman John Angus said increasing payments would Read more

Egg donor laws “restrictive”

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

In the past year about 30 couples from New Zealand have travelled to the San Diego Fertility Centre in the United States to find an egg donor. Most donors in New Zealand are family members or friends, with the wider egg donor pool being very small. At present the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act (2004) Read more