Eggsploitation Now Updated and Expanded

by The Center for Bioethics and Culture on October 16, 2013

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Our award-winning documentary film Eggsploitation has been so successful. Since we first released it, many more women have come forward with their stories of being harmed. The industry stakeholders have pushed back hard on our work, continuing to claim their work is safe and that instances of harm are rare. Lawmakers have been slow to act, if at all.

In this new, updated and expanded version, Alexandra, Sindy, Calla, and Jessica’s stories are joined with those of Kylee, Latoya, and Linda. They also thought they were doing something good to help another only to suffer serious health complications, almost costing them their lives.

To the industry, our policy makers, and people using women as their donors, we ask, “how many women must be harmed?”

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Read What Others Are Saying about Eggsploitation

Eggsploitation makes a powerful, provocative and, ultimately, modest proposal: women who consider donating eggs have a right to complete information on the risks involved. Lured by promises of sometimes desperately needed money and a chance to help another woman, vulnerable young women face unknown dangers to their health in an unregulated industry. Eggsploitation is a compelling call for oversight and research so that egg donors can be truly informed before giving consent.

     Patricia Ireland, President of NOW (National Organization for Women) 1991-2001,
author of What Women Want

I’ve been a women’s rights advocate since 1963, but this film was an eye-opener for me because I knew nothing about the multi- billion dollar egg donation industry, the physical risks to young women that accompany egg donation, and the need for research in this area.

     Sonia Pressman Fuentes, Lawyer, Author, Public Speaker, Feminist Activist;
Co-founder of NOW (National Organization for Women); First Woman Attorney,
Office of the General Counsel, EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

What fertility clinics and egg donation agencies may not tell you. This film should be seen by any woman considering becoming—or using—an egg donor so that she can better understand the medical risks involved.

     Diane Allen, Infertility Network, Canada

It is a scandal that the infertility industry has gone so many years without collecting adequate safety data on the risks of multiple egg extraction. This makes informed consent impossible for the thousands of young women now undergoing so-called ‘egg donation’ procedures. Every young woman considering ‘egg donation’ as a way to generate income for school tuition or other critical expenditures should see this film first. And policy makers need to insist that we finally conduct the research that should have been done years ago.

     Judy Norsigian, Executive Director, Our Bodies Ourselves


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