Sindy Wei, now an M.D. and Ph.D., was in medical school when she donated eggs. She liked the idea of helping others, and as a cash-strapped student, she liked the $5,000 she was paid. It was a bad deal. After one painful cycle, doctors extracted 60 eggs from her. She got sick and went to the hospital. She was bleeding internally. If she had flown home, as the fertility center told her to do, she believes she would have died.
I'm kind of amazed by her ignorance. I had freshman Biology and Physiology in college, and know that the number of eggs a woman carries is determined in utero, before the girl is born. If you run out of eggs, that's it. 60 eggs is about 5 years of fertility given away.
posted on 06/16/2013 6:05:43 AM PDT
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A quick search on “human ova number” gave the information that a woman at puberty has about 300,000 oocytes.
posted on 06/16/2013 6:12:14 AM PDT
(It's a caaaaaaaat!)
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