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Eggsploitation - Film Screening and Discussion

May 1, 2012 - 4:15pm
Bechtel International Center
Assembly Room
584 Capistrano Way
Stanford

Free and open to all

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, Sarah Lochlann Jain, will introduce Norsigian and Lahl, as well as moderate the Q&A.

This event is free and open to all.

Event Sponsor: 
Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Women's Community Center
Contact Email: 
ann.enthoven@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
725-0373