Civio investigations

assisted reproduction

We investigate in-depth the barriers to accessing assisted reproduction in public and private healthcare in Spain and Europe, in addition to the buoyant business that these services represent and the implications it has for donors. Awards:

  • II Vicente Verdú Award 2022
  • European Science Journalist of the Year 2022 Award to Ángela Bernardo
  • Observable Community Recognition Award 2021 to Carmen Torrecillas

Ten European countries pay egg donors anywhere from 250 to 2,000 euros


Spain, Czechia, Denmark and Belgium are the meccas of reproductive tourism


More than half of European countries prohibit access to assisted reproduction for lesbians and almost a third do so for single women

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