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Here’s one unexpected ripple effect of the economic downturn: egg donation is up.

According to a story in the New York Post, applicants to one local fertility clinic have doubled in the last month – and it’s not due to a sudden outpouring of altruism. Most New York area agencies pay a cool $8,000 for 10 days of injections and then egg harvesting under sedation.

It’s no walk in the park, to be sure, but eight grand could make all the difference for someone out of work, or barely getting by. But isn’t there something a little scary about living in an era where putting out a 'for rent' sign on your ovaries is the only way to, well, make rent?

Would you ever do it? Leave a comment here, and take our poll.