Aug. 2, 2010
The infertility industry in the U.S. is a multi-billion-dollar business. This unregulated industry targets young, vulnerable women for a precious commodity--human eggs. Young women on university campuses are targeted with advertisements for egg donors with desirable genetic traits, attractive appearance and a high IQ. Lured by the large sums of money, the thought of helping a couple have a baby, and assured of the safety of the egg donation procedure, many young women answer these ads. Egg donation is presented as a safe procedure, but the reality is quite the opposite. Egg donation has significant health risks and exploits young women for their eggs.
Eggsploitation is a new documentary that profiles three highly educated young women--Calla, Alexandra and Sindy--all who suffered extreme health consequences related to their egg donation. The film, by the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network, exposes the dangers, health risks and exploitation of young women for egg donation.
Eggsploitation premieres August 9, 2010.