Mike the Mad Biologist

Our Benevolent Seed Overlords asked me to comment on this SEED article about New York’s recent legislation that compensates women who donate eggs for research purposes.

So I did. Go read it.

Comments

  1. #1 Mara
    July 22, 2009

    Good for you! I’ve been through IVF and I can tell you that the process of getting those eggs ready is incredibly hard on your body. Any woman who does that for other people deserves to be compensated.

  2. #2 Tex
    July 22, 2009

    I simply don’t understand what is controversial about this. We pay sperm donors for a process that is not even invasive (hell, most guys I know would do it for free). It can only be controversial because of a double standard, once again, for women and men.

  3. #3 Katherine
    July 22, 2009

    There are quite a few accounts of egg donation on the internet. If anyone is interested in the process, I suggest you read one or two. Unless I am mistaken, a scienceblogger even detailed her experience, but I can’t for the life of me remember who it was :s.

    I’d never do it for anyone but a close family member, that’s how horrible the process is.

  4. #4 Ellie
    July 23, 2009

    I agree with Tex. Men are compensated for donating their sperm-a process which, lest we forget, is pleasurable. Women who are not ready to reproduce already have to deal with an unnecessary monthly discomfort. If we can be compensated not only for the cost of donating to research but also for the toll the process takes on the mind and body, then I am in favor.

  5. #5 Twitter infertilityhelp
    September 22, 2009
  6. #6 unutulmaz
    February 15, 2010

    There are quite a few accounts of egg donation on the internet. If anyone is interested in the process, I suggest you read one or two. Unless I am mistaken, a scienceblogger even detailed her experience, but I can’t for the life of me remember who it was