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Wed December 5, 2012
Memoir Exposes Dark Side of Egg Donation
In July 1983, doctors at UCLA transplanted a fertilized egg from one woman into the womb of another. Nine months later, the world's first egg donation baby was born.
It's been nearly thirty years since that breakthrough, and egg or embryo donation is estimated to have brought more than 47,000 babies into the world. But the process is far from perfect.
In Grade A Baby Eggs: An Infertility Memoir, Victoria Hopewell (a pseudonym) tells her personal story and, in so doing, exposes the emotionally and ethically fraught world of egg donation.