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, D.C., on Thursday, September 16, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. in Room HVC 201.This exclusive film screening is being sponsored by congressional leader, Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK). 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.Wendy Kramer, Director and Co-Founder, Donor Sibling Registry comments:

This powerful, important and informative documentary gives viewers true insight into the egg donation industry and helps us to better understand the desperate need for regulation and oversight. All prospective egg donors (and recipients) as well as all practitioners and agency employees in the egg donation industry should be required to watch this film!

Judy Norsigian, Executive Director, Our Bodies Ourselves comments:

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 . . . policy makers need to insist that we finally conduct the research that should have been done years ago.

Film Writer and Executive Producer, Jennifer Lahl, will be present for discussion. Refreshments served.For more information, visit

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