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Young Japanese Women Go Abroad to Donate Eggs to Infertile Couples
At least 100 young Japanese women have traveled to Seoul and Bangkok over the past year to provide eggs for in vitro fertilization. Japanese law does not allow women to provide eggs to others, forcing Japanese couples with infertility issues to go abroad for the in vitro procedure. They usually want the egg donor to be Japanese. But many of the businesses can be said to be operating on the fringe. They are not only skirting laws, but safety and ethical questions have also been raised.