Singaporeans head to Malaysia, elsewhere to find IVF egg donors

From January next year, women aged 45 and older will be allowed to undergo in-vitro fertilisation here.
From January next year, women aged 45 and older will be allowed to undergo in-vitro fertilisation here.PHOTO: ST FILE

Singaporeans have travelled as far as the United States and Australia to find an egg donor to help them have a baby, but many have also gone to Malaysia, checks by The Straits Times showed.

Ms Christine Gautaman, who runs Heart to ART, a firm in Selangor that matches couples to egg donors, told ST about 20 per cent of her clients are Singaporeans who require an egg donor, a surrogate mother, or both.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 29, 2019, with the headline 'S'poreans head to Malaysia, elsewhere to find egg donors'. Subscribe