Event Information

Date & Time
May 1, 2012 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm
Bechtel International Center Assembly Room
584 Capistrano Way
94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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Eggsploitation - Screening and Discussion


Join us for a screening and discussion of the documentary film, Eggsploitation, which blows the whistle on the deceptive practices of the infertility industry to exploit young women for their eggs. Profiling the harrowing testimonies of three egg donors, Eggsploitation reveals the shocking truths, hidden dangers and severe health risks associated with egg donation. The infertility industry today is a booming, multi-billion-dollar-per-year business; yet no regulation exists to protect vulnerable women from coercive marketing ploys and large monetary incentives to get their eggs.

Executive Director of Our Bodies Ourselves, Judy Norsigian, will give an introductory talk on hormones, egg donation, and the politics of scientific research which will be followed by a screening of the film.  Eggsploitation writer and director, Jennifer Lahl, will be on hand to join Norsigian for Q&A following the screening.  Stanford Associate Professor of Anthropology, Lochlann Jain, will introduce Norsigian and Lahl, as well as moderate the Q&A.

This event is free and open to all.

 Click here for information on the Eggsploitation film.


    • Executive Director, Our Bodies Ourselves
    A co-founder of the BWHBC and co-author of all editions of Our Bodies, Ourselves, Judy is a graduate of Radcliffe College and an internationally renowned speaker and writer on a wide range of women’s health concerns.  She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including Oprah, Donahue, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.
    • President, The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network
    Jennifer Lahl made her writing and directing debut, producing the documentary film, Eggsploitation , which has been awarded 2011 Best Documentary by the California Independent Film Festival. It has sold in over 20 countries. She is the founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and in senior-...
  • Sarah Lochlann Jain
    • Associate Professor of Anthropology, School of Humanities & Sciences
    • Clayman Institute Faculty Voice and Influence Fellow, 2012-2013
    Lochlann Jain is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology in the School of Humanities and Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in History of Consciousness from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1999. Professor Jain's research is primarily concerned with the ways in which stories get told about injuries, how they are thought to be caused, and how that matters. Figuring out the political and social...