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'. Print Edition | Subscribe