During the lockdown as people lost their jobs, several young women from Hyderabad are now walking into infertility clinics to survive this pandemic.
According to TOI, their New work profile is surrogate mothers or egg donors.
It is reported that the women lies in the age group of 25-35 years and they said that they have mounting EMIs, dependent parents and household liabilities that has left them with no choice but to support childless parents. They added to it that it’s temporary fix.
On an average, a surrogate mother is paid Rs 5 lakh while an oocyte donor earns anywhere between Rs 75,000 and Rs 1 Lakh per donation. The additional cost of food and medicine for the surrogate are also borne by perspective parents.
“This money will at least see me through to next year,” says 25 year old woman who landed in Hyderabad a year ago to join a leading hotel in the city. She’d hoped to rise up the hospitality hierarchy in the next couple of years, reported TOI.
The woman said that her salary was Rs 45,000 a month but was just cut to few thousands as the lockdown hit. She added that she don’t know whether she will be called back to work or not.
Doctors confirm the trend. “Earlier, most women opting to be oocyte donor belonged from poor background but as the economy slowed down, many educated women are calling.