How innovative approaches are changing egg and sperm donation

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Egg and sperm donation is reaching a whole new level. While some bioethicists are encouraging men to freeze their sperm, egg donors are getting creative about what they do with the money they receive as compensation for donating.

One woman, Sonja O'Hara, applied to be an egg donor so that she could create a screenplay based off of her experiences afterward. O'Hara had been looking for a film role that had a character that was a little deeper and darker and not necessarily "likable," so she decided to create that character on her own. After donating her eggs, O'Hara put the money she received towards shooting and producing her film, "Ovum," a low-budget indie comedy.

From a different angle of creativity, sperm donors have begun freezing their eggs at an early age. Recently, bioethicists have begun to encourage men to freeze their eggs at age 18 since sperm becomes more prone to errors with age. The older the sperm is, the more likely it is to have an increased risk of autism, schizophrenia, and other disorders.

Although egg and sperm donation has been popular for quite some time now, the spectrum of creativity has widely expanded and increased throughout the years. Based off of recent trends, it seems that egg and sperm donation will continue to head in a creative direction as time goes on.

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