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Third-party reproduction, egg and sperm donation, is becoming more popular as the number of singles, infertile couples and members of the LGBT community build their families with the help of fertility treatments.

 

The first known baby born via egg donor was in the early 1980s. Just a few decades old, there’s still a lot we don’t know about egg donation. However, what we do know is that more agencies and donors pop up every year as the demand increases and there’s a lot of interest in this category, from intended parents, potential donors and from people born via egg donation.


In this episode, Andrea sits down with Michelle, who donated her eggs at 22 and now at 33 faces infertility and wonders if she will need to find an egg donor. (Spoiler: Her eggs are no longer at the clinics she donated to. She called to find out!) 


Andrea also interviews former New York Times columnist and author of "The Trying Game", Amy Klein, who discusses the trend of egg donation, both as someone who benefited from it and as a journalist who has covered this growing trend. 


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