What are the benefits of payment given to egg donors?

By Rebeca Reus BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 10/18/2016

Although it is clear that financial compensations may cause some potential harms which must be addressed and acknowledged, it can be defended on ethical grounds too. For example, it has been proven that providing financial incentives increases the number of donors, which allows more infertile couples to become parents.

Thirdly, it can be said that financial compensation advances the ethical goal of fairness to donors. It should be kept in mind that egg donors have to bear several burdens not only on behalf of recipients, but also related to society in general. Thus, compensation for bearing them could be justified morally.

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BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
Embryologist. Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
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