September 20, 2010 / nhpr
Scott Carney
The market for women's eggs is booming. But wide differences in price and poor regulation over human egg donations have created an international black market for eggs
The Price of White Eggs
September 8, 2010 / The Leonard Lopate Show
Scott Carney
Scott Carney speaks about his reporting on the sale of human eggs on The Leonard Lopate Show.
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August 20, 2010 / Untold Stories
Scott Carney
Sometimes certain information can propel itself forward regardless of its factual accuracy. In this case, one single sliver of hearsay printed four years ago sparked an entire body of academic...
David Sher, CEO of Elite-IVF gets ready to enter a sterile lab in Cyprus.
August 18, 2010 / Untold Stories
Scott Carney
Technological advances in fertility offer increasingly broad markets, presenting soon-to-be expectant parents with an array of options for genetics and conception.
The outside of the Petra clinic.
August 17, 2010 / Untold Stories
Scott Carney
Though human egg harvesting is legal in Cyprus, one clinic comes under fire for violation of even lax Cypriot guidelines, including allegations of dangerous over-harvesting and over-stimulation of...
A doctor in Nicosia asked Carmen Pislaru (above) to donate her eggs 
just hours after she gave birth to a child who she had to give up for 
adoption. When she refused, he recruited her friends.
August 16, 2010 / Untold Stories
Scott Carney
Low income women with few other means of supporting themselves or their families are most vulnerable to selling into the dangerous human egg trade.
Savvas Koundouros looks through a microscope at the Genesis clinic in Limassol, Cyprus.
August 13, 2010 / Untold Stories
Scott Carney
Altruism can't be bought; low payments for human eggs creates incentive enough for only the most desperate women.
An advertisement recruiting egg donors written in a Russian-language newspaper in Cyprus.
August 13, 2010 / Untold Stories
Scott Carney
With no other means of income, illegal Russian immigrants in Cyprus often resort to a dangerous yet relatively lucrative option: selling their eggs.
August 12, 2010 / Fast Company
Scott Carney
Modern fertility technology has made parenthood a possibility for thousands more people, but it has also created a lucrative market -- and ethically questionable -- global trade in human genetic...
Picture of a signing warning pregnant women of possible exposure to radiation at the main government hospital in Nicosia, Cyprus.
August 12, 2010 / Untold Stories
Scott Carney
Through a trick of favorable currency exchange and lax laws the island nation of Cyprus is one of the fastest expanding markets for human eggs. Here an implantation costs between $8,000 and $14,000....
August 12, 2010
Scott Carney
The price of a human egg depends on the characteristics of the donor. Eggs harvested from white college students can sell for as much as $100,000. But there’s a cheaper way to get them.