Egg Donation and Exploitation of Young Women Results in Death

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Center for Bioethics and Culture draws attention to lack of regulation, exploitation dangers and death from egg donation in fertility industry abroad.

News is just breaking in India about Sushma Pandey, a 17-year-old young woman who died in 2010, two days after her third “egg donation.”  Her death is being attributed to the procedures used to extract eggs from healthy, desirable young females like Ms. Pandey.  These eggs are often resold to affluent westerners for use in commercial production of their children.  Her post-mortem report states she had “one abrasion, four contusions and a blood clot in the head, plus six injection marks” as well as “congestion in the ovaries and uterus.”  The possible cause of her death was listed as shock due to multiple injuries.

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