‘No Other Way to Earn Money’: Why Women from Poor Families Become Egg Donors for Infertile Couples

June 20, 2018

(Scroll) – Most egg donors in India are poor women and the money from selling their eggs is substantially more than what they otherwise earn. But over-stimulating the ovaries multiple times could have medical consequences. For instance, medical researchers are investigating whether women who take hormones for such procedures have a higher chance of developing cancer. The Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill that is yet to be passed by Parliament requires donors to be informed of the possible consequences of egg donation. However, most donors interviewed by Scroll[dot]in for this story seemed to be unaware of the repercussions.