New Study: Egg Donors May Be Paid Too Much
"Women who donate eggs for use with in-vitro techniques aren't supposed to be compensated more than $10,000 .... according to guidelines from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine," The Wall Street Journal reports. The Journal reports that a new study "from the Hastings Center, a nonpartisan bioethics institute, looks at egg-donor advertisements placed in 306 college newspapers" found that "nearly a quarter of the ads placed by egg-donation agencies and private couples violate the $10,000 guidelines. Compensation also goes up with the SAT scores of the average incoming student at the colleges where the ads were published. For each 100-point increase in scores, compensation offers in the ads increased by $2,350, the study found" (Wang, 3/24).