Family and charities demand investigations after death of egg donor

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 17 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2163
  1. Dinsa Sachan
  1. 1New Delhi

The death of a 26 year old woman after an egg donation procedure at a clinic in New Delhi has sparked controversy.

Women’s groups, such as the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) and Sama­, a resource group for women and health, have written to the health ministry demanding an investigation into the case.

The death has also brought India’s booming surrogacy and in vitro fertilisation (IVF) industry under the spotlight, with renewed calls for regulation.

Meanwhile, the woman’s husband, Sanju Rana, has approached the Delhi district court, Saket, demanding an investigation into the death following unprecedented delays by Delhi police.

Yuma Sherpa, a migrant from Darjeeling, died on 29 January after a surgical procedure for egg donation at New Life India fertility clinic in the Lajpat Nagar area of southern New Delhi. According to reports in …

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