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Natasha: Trying to find a black egg donor

Natasha wants to find out why it’s so difficult to source a non-white egg donor and why there is such a taboo around egg donation within the black community

Natasha is 38 and trying to have a baby. She's had four unsuccessful rounds of IVF and doctors have told her that it's highly unlikely she'll be able to use her own eggs. She needs an egg donor but her heritage is Caribbean and she can’t find anyone suitable. Natasha wants to find out why it’s so difficult to source a non-white egg donor and why there is such a taboo around egg donation within the black community.

Natasha talks with producer Ben Carter about her struggles as she embarks on a journey to try and find some answers. Along the way she meets Dr Edmond Edi-Osagie, a gynaecologist and reproductive medicine specialist, Helen George, a NHS psychotherapist and Yacoub Khalaf, a clinician and member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) who regulate clinics in the UK.

Producer: Ben Carter
Editor: Emma Rippon
Sound Engineer: Graham Puddifoot

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28 minutes