Japanese surrogate mom, 61, gives birth to own grandkid
This is sick and weird and wow. Surrogate mother's aren't that uncommon in the USA, but I had no idea it was a taboo in Japan. Anyway, check out the age and the circumstances on this one!
Clinic implants Japanese woman with egg donated by daughter
TOKYO - A 61-year-old Japanese woman gave birth to her own grandchild, using an egg donated by her daughter, a clinic said Thursday.
Surrogate births are extremely rare in Japan and banned by industry groups, but they are not illegal. The Suwa Maternity Clinic in Nagano, northwest of Tokyo, refused to provide information such as the date of the birth or gender of the baby. News reports said the baby was born last year.
The clinic said it performed the procedure because the woman's daughter has no uterus, but didn't give details on why she had that condition. The surrogate mother used a fertilized egg donated by her daughter.
"Both surrogate mother and baby were fine," said Chihiro Netsu, a spokeswoman for the clinic.
Dr. Yahiro Netsu, who runs the clinic, has long defied national opposition to such procedures, arguing that they should be an option for woman who are infertile.
More on the website... So what do you think about this? I suppose there's plenty of argument about it being safer with a family member... but wow that's weird. If I were the kid hearing about that in about 10 years, I'd be really freaked out.