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Tinder for Embryos: How the Sharing Economy Could Transform Reproduction

May 10, 2016

(Vox) – While nowhere near as common as adoption or using one’s own eggs or sperm in IVF, embryo donation is becoming an increasingly more accessible way to try to start a family. When it works, a donation can solve two problems at once. It helps people who ended up with extra embryos from IVF cycles find a home for them, rather than discarding the embryos altogether. And it gives people otherwise frustrated by childbearing or adopting attempts another shot at parenthood. Both sides, if they choose to, can control the selection process.

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