Minority report | Death in the birth industry
A young woman's death after egg donation in a Delhi clinic raises questions about lack of awareness for such procedures
On 29 January, 26-year-old Yuma Sherpa, who worked as a shop assistant in a store in Delhi, died a most unexpected death following an egg donation procedure. Sherpa had been convinced (without any coercion) to donate eggs in exchange for money. She and her husband Sanju Rana—a working couple who had left behind their three-year-old daughter in Darjeeling with the child’s grandmother—needed the money. Sherpa’s egg harvesting was done at an IVF (in vitro fertilization) centre named New Life India in Lajpat Nagar.