Africa, Surrogacy

Nigeria – I had baby through surrogacy, I still have several frozen eggs — Ini Edo

Source The Eagle Online

Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, has confirmed reports of her welcoming a daughter through a surrogate mother.

After days of keeping silent, the actress eventually opened up in an interview with Stella Korkus, which was published on Friday.

Surrogacy is a practice where a woman (a surrogate) carries a child for another person through artificial insemination of eggs.

While confirming the report, the actress stated that the daughter was genetically hers because her eggs were used to fertilise the child.

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Africa, Surrogacy, Surrogacy Costs

Nigeria -No respite for infertile couples as treatment cost skyrockets

Source Vanguard

When Doris, a 30-year-old civil servant suffered series of successive pregnancy failures, she and her spouse were encouraged to seek specialized pregnancy care service.

Before then, the couple had tried to conceive for more than six years going from one doctor to another until a gynaecologist diagnosed Doris with incompetent (blocked) fallopian tubes and referred her to a fertility specialist.

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Africa, Same Sex, Surrogacy

Namibian Gay Couple Fight Government’s Refusal to Recognize Their Daughters, Born through Surrogacy

Source Edge Media Network

The Namibian government refuses to recognize the daughters of a same-sex couple, effectively stranding one of the fathers in South Africa with the twin infants while the other father fights his own battle to remain in the country, Mamba Online reports.

The girls were born last month in South Africa to a surrogate mother. One of the two men listed as the parents on their infants’ birth certificate, Phillip Lühl, a Namibian citizen, “planned to take them home,” Mamba Online recounts, “to meet their other father, his Mexican-born husband Guillermo Delgado,” as well as the men’s “two-year-old son, Yona.”

“Namibia’s Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security,” the article adds, “is refusing to issue travel documents for the twins to allow them into the country.” The ministry has said it wants “genetic proof” of Lühl’s paternal relationship to the girls.

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