- Published on Friday, 02 August 2013 14:01
- Written by Sergey Lebedev, President of the Sweetchild Group of Companies. Member of the Coordinating Council of Russian Ministry of Public Health. Member of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.
Once again, they started talking in the world about donation and infertility, but this time from a different perspective: infertile couples in
It is known, that people from different East European countries usually become donors for the Indians. The cost of embryos depends on health and education of donors and varies according to the region. European Donors are usually paid from 1 to 5 thousand dollars (although the Canadians, for example, get no monetary compensation, as this is prohibited by law). But neither bureaucratic procedures, nor serious material costs can reduce the desire of Indians to have a light-skinned child.
Frankly, I have deep doubts about the fact that Indian couples buy biomaterial from European donors for themselves. First, the program of in vitro fertilization is not a cheap procedure, and I don’t think there are a lot of couples in
I can’t find other reasons for such a strong desire to have a child, who will look different from his parents. Normally, while using donor biological material the donor is usually selected according to the phenotype of future parents. I can hardly imagine a European or Russian family, who decided to take a woman's egg of another race. The IVF is a program for couples, who have been dreaming about the child for many years and they will not choose a donor (if necessary) with a greatly different phenotype. Moreover - traditionally, couples tend to hide from others, and even from a child that they used IVF. But to use the donor of another race - it's like to put up a poster: "this child is not absolutely genetically ours”.