Do Women Really Become Surrogates For Purely Altruistic Reasons?

More and more women are selling their eggs and becoming surrogates because of the current economic clusterfuck, the Wall Street Journal reports. You can earn up to $50,000 by selling your eggs or renting your uterus. Besides the physical demands on egg donors (no drinking, no smoking, no sex) and the possible physical… » 12/09/08 12:30pm 12/09/08 12:30pm

IVF Patients To Other Infertile Females: Keep Your Paws Off Our Embryos

Hot on the heels of NYC socialite Alex Kuczynski's surrogacy overshare in the New York Times Magazine comes news that the majority of women who have undergone in vitro fertilization do not want to share their extra eggs. According to the Times, "53 percent did not want to donate their embryos to other couples, mostly… » 12/04/08 9:30am 12/04/08 9:30am

Writer, Socialite Explains Her "Mad Desire" For A Baby Through Surrogacy

New York Times » 11/26/08 3:00pm 11/26/08 3:00pm rich person-chronicler and Alex Kuczynski wrote the cover story for the this Sunday's about having a baby through a surrogate. A couple of things are evident: Kuczynski worries too much about what her peers think, she is fairly flippant about the things her enormous wealth allows her to do, and that…

Insanely Wealthy Pay Fellow Preppy Scads of Money To Arrange Grown-Up…

The New York Times "Thursday Styles" section has always been a repository for ridiculous trend pieces about the über-wealthy (see the entire oeuvre of Alex Kuczynski ), but the piece in today's edition about Exeter grad Allison Storr is even more outrageous than the usual paean to $1,000 socks. Storr is a "personal… » 11/08/07 11:00am 11/08/07 11:00am

'International Male': One Man's Shopping Site Is Another Man's Soft Porn

The first time I saw an International Male catalog was at the all-girls Virginia boarding school I attended in the 1980s. The cool girls — the ones who owned their own horses and got BMWs for their 16th birthdays, with car-size bows on top — got the catalog in their mailboxes, along with subscriptions to GQ. The… » 9/17/07 4:30pm 9/17/07 4:30pm