According to the Nairobian, the young ladies are having their eggs harvested for 30,000. They say the allowance from their parents is just not enough to maintain their city lifestyles.
Apart from unemployment, they have said that the high cost of living forced them into the eggs harvesting in one of Nairobi’s IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) clinic.
Julia Akinyi, 21 year old University of Nairobi student had her eggs harvested for 30,000 not knowing the same procedure could fetch her a whooping 800,000 in the western countries.
She gave her account of the trade which she said took longer than the doctors had anticipated. Her eggs took ten days to mature.
Her journey was smooth, having only a bloated stomach. Akinyi did not mind the many trips to the doctor’s office because she got 2,000 for fare every time she visited the doctor.
On the day of harvest, Ms Akinyi was asked to get to the clinic before 6 a.m otherwise she would not get her cut. The procedure took approximately 30 minutes and according to her it was well worth it.
Other girls have tried it but the complications proved difficult. Stella, 20, a student at Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) suffered from moderate Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome (OHSS) after the doctor extracted 14 eggs from her ovaries.
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