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To avoid the commercialization of reproduction the Canadian Assisted Human Reproduction Act AHR Act 2004 prohibits the purchase of human eggs We endorse this legal prohibition and moreover believe that this facet of the law should not be allowed to have as an unintended consequence an increase in transnational trade in human eggs In an effort to avoid this consequence and to be consistent with the AHR Act we advocate a system of national altruistic selfsufficiency This article briefly outlines a number of strategies to increase the domestic altruistic supply of thirdparty eggs and decrease the domestic demand for thirdparty eggs