Saturday, August 27, 2011
Upon returning from her trip to South Korea, a 30-year-old woman in western Japan suffered lower abdominal pain for several days. Her stomach became so bloated that she resembled a pregnant woman.
Despite the secrecy, the pain and the stress surrounding her visit to Seoul, she feels satisfied for doing some good for Japanese society.
The woman is one of at least 100 young Japanese who have traveled to Seoul and Bangkok over the past year to provide eggs for in vitro fertilization.
Japanese law does not allow women to provide eggs to others, forcing Japanese couples with infertility issues to go abroad for the in vitro procedure. They usually want the egg donor to be Japanese.
Read more here.