Any country concerned about population decline could learn from Finland on policies encouraging infertile mothers, balancing personal and societal concerns.
> In Finland – where women first gained suffrage, where a woman is now Prime Minister – it is illegal to pay egg donors more than a basic €250 compensation for temporary discomfort (plus the basic daily allowance and kilometre allowance for transportation).
> Women in Finland donate for various reasons, but a scramble to pay bills is not one of them. Recipients do not pick their donor but are matched by doctors on basic biological criteria (donor height and her skin, eye and hair colour). At an average private clinic in Finland, one round of egg donation IVF treatment costs around €7,000, excluding medication.
> ... I became pregnant with a donor egg from a Finnish clinic. I have since left Finland to resume my university position in the United States
#HeidiMorrison | "I finally got pregnant in Finland - a country that hasn’t commodified infertility" | Dec. 12, 2022 | Globe & Mail (paywall) https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/first-person/article-i-finally-got-pregnant-in-finland-a-country-that-hasnt-commodified/
"An Extended Stay" | September 27, 2022 | UW Lacrosse at https://www.uwlax.edu/news/posts/an-extended-stay/
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