Egg Donor

IVF With Donated Eggs Can be Deadly

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A new study reports that women who use donated eggs in IVF have a greater likelihood of dying. From the Daily Mail story: Women who have IVF babies using donor eggs could be much more at risk for a common but potentially dangerous complication of pregnancy, warn researchers. A new study shows a threefold higher […]

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Paid for Her Silence: The Exploitation of Kylee Gilman

No one should prey upon vulnerable cash-strapped women, recklessly endangering their health and well-being in order to harvest their eggs. Kylee Gilman, a young egg “donor” featured in Eggsploitation, has just settled her civil case against a Canadian fertility doctor and an egg broker agency in Idaho. In the civil case of Kylee Gilman v. […]

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Egg Donor Interview: Linda* in Los Angeles

Jennifer Lahl, CBC President—and Executive Producer, Director, and Writer of Eggsploitation—recently interviewed Linda about her egg donation experience. Lahl: You told me you saw the ad on Craigslist’s posting by the fertility center, looking for Asian egg donors. What made you answer this ad? Linda: I thought I fit the description very well: Great grades, […]

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Egg Donor Interview: Linda* in Los Angeles

Jennifer Lahl, CBC President—and Executive Producer, Director, and Writer of Eggsploitation—recently interviewed Linda about her egg donation experience. Lahl: You told me you saw the ad on Craigslist’s posting by the fertility center, looking for Asian egg donors. What made you answer this ad? Linda: I thought I fit the description very well: Great grades, […]

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The Infertility Industry’s Dirty Little Secret . . .

. . . Not So Secret Anymore We continue to be encouraged by the interest Eggsploitation is generating and the feedback it’s receiving. It is an Official Selection of the 2011 California Independent Film Festival and has been nominated for Best Documentary in their Slate Awards.Rebecca Hagelin penned an op-ed in The Washington Times calling […]

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Eggsploitation to Premiere on Capitol Hill September 16, 2010

New Documentary Presents the Disturbing Truths of the Human Egg Trade, Calls for Protection of Young Women’s Health WASHINGTON, D.C./SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 — Eggsploitation, a new documentary film blowing the whistle on the deceptive practices of the infertility industry to exploit young women for their eggs,will premiere at the Capitol Hill Visitor Center in Washington, […]

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A Preventative Against Biological Colonialism

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBCColonialism of nations is dead, but a new form of resource hegemony is a-borning. Rather than exploiting commodities such as copper deposits and timber forests, the new colonialism is biological, seeking to mine living human bodies. Thus, we see rich westerners buying kidneys from destitute Pakistanis […]

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New Documentary Eggsploitation Reveals the Infertility Industry’s Dirty Little Secret

For Immediate Release Film Presents the Hidden Dangers, Health Risks, and Exploitation of Young Women Through Egg Donation NEW YORK, NY/July 28, 2010 – The infertility industry has a dirty little secret that is dressed in deceptive advertising, large monetary incentives and appeals to altruism. Using these tactics, the industry targets young, vulnerable women for […]

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The Eggsploited: When Two Markets Collide

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC National Director Louise Brown was born in the United Kingdom on July 25, 1978, the world’s first test-tube baby, conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF). Just five years later in Australia, fertility doctors used the first donor egg in an IVF procedure. Since then, IVF technologies have been accepted almost entirely […]

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eggsploitation ::: summer 2010

The infertility industry in the United States has grown to a multi-billion dollar business. What is its main commodity? Human eggs. Young women all over the world are solicited by ads — via college campus bulletin boards, social media, online classifieds — offering up to $100,000 for their “donated” eggs, to “help make someone’s dream […]

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Experience of an Anonymous Egg Donor

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I volunteered to harvest eggs for a friend, whose ovaries had ceased producing eggs in her early 30’s.  She bought donated sperm from a California university sperm bank several years prior to my egg harvest and was being counseled about infertility options.   This was not an “eggs for money” contract.  I volunteered without a compensation […]

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Diary of a Nameless, Faceless, Egg Donor

Lahl — Yesterday the Wall Street Journal had a story on “Ova Time: Women Line Up to Donate Eggs — for Money.” This seems like a good time to remind people of the dangers of egg donation and tell your story. You made the decision to sell your eggs at a time when you weren’t […]

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