‘Selling my eggs to pay off student debts’ makes page 3 of the DAILY MAIL newspaper today …
Marje Khan has come across an unusual way of paying off student debts – she has put her eggs up for sale on the internet.
Marje, 28, a businesswoman with two degrees, has debts of £50,000 and hit upon the idea after she read about it in a magazine. She hopes to make £4,500 from it.
What Marje did not realise – until I told her – is that it is illegal in the UK to sell your eggs. However, she is far from the only woman doing this. When I looked into this story, I found many women doing the same thing. In fact, it is an ‘underground’ trade that is extremely hard, if not impossible, to police. Some people are therefore calling for a change in the law – after all, in many other countries, paying a woman for her eggs is legal. But the critics point out women could be coerced into donating eggs for the wrong reasons.
It is certainly an interesting debate – and one that is bound to continue to cause controversy in the future.
Meanwhile, I have had many requests for Marje’s story today and Marje is considering offers from TV and radio.
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