Thousands of babies are being born each year as a result of egg donation. In 2013, over 9,500 babies were born thanks to donated eggs.

Fifteen years ago (something like middle age of reproductive medicine), egg donation was more a method then a business.

At that time, ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine), the primary organization for physicians and researchers in reproductive medicine) suggested $5,000 per donation cycle as a generally accepted limit, and that payments over $10,000 were “beyond what is appropriate”. While not all IVF-clinics follow the ASRM guidelines, over 90 percent of U.S. clinics do stick to them, according to the Wall Street Journal.

So what’s my take on this?

What’s yours? How much would you pay for an egg, which will someday become your son or daughter?

You can find the entire article here: What is the value of a human egg? How much would you pay to your egg donor?