Assisted Reproduction  

 

The blond ovule

 

   

An approach to the problematic of the demand for immigrant women from Eastern Europe as ovule donors

 

Carolina Puga
Sociologist specialized in migrations
Barcelona, June 2006
 

Spain has turned since some years ago into the European capital of the so called “reproductive tourism”. This is because of the low costs of the treatments compared to other countries and the prestige of the professionals. But the definite migration of the stork from Paris to its new comfortable house in the Passeig de Gràsia is mainly due to lax laws which allow, among many other things, to keep the identity of the sexual gamete donors under complete and absolute secret.

 

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