This New App Is Tinder For Sperm And Egg Donors
Huffington Post - 10 months
Flicking through the profiles, you’ll see hopeful smiles paired with assurances of high IQs, emotional maturity, Harvard degrees, excellent genes, and clear medical histories.
But this isn’t a dating app.
Just a Baby, an app launched in February in Australia, can connect you with “biological conception partners.” It’s a Tinder-like matching service where you can offer or seek sperm, eggs, or surrogates. In its first two months, it’s been downloaded 3,000 times ― and while members are mainly based in Australia, membership is growing in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. as word spreads.
Of course, sperm and egg donation aren’t new. Techniques to freeze sperm were invented in the 1950s, giving way to sperm banks. The first baby created with a donor egg was born in Australia in 1983, and egg donor agencies have been around since the early 1990s.
But demand for surrogates and gametes ― the technical term for sperm and oocytes, or immature eggs ― continues to rise. More than 20 p...
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