I was interviewed for an hour yesterday by two journalist from Japan who are working on a feature piece for Japanese news on egg donation. The Japanese are considering expanding the egg donation ‘market’ there. Currently, altruistic donation is legal, but it is not widely practiced.
We have been working with a professor at the University of Tokyo who was able to get a grant to fund the creation of Japanese subtitles for Eggsploitation. The subtitled film is being screened at the University of Tokyo, Kurume University in Fukuoka, the Medical School at Okayama University in Tsushima-Naka, Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo, and Ritsumaikan University in Kyoto (see the photos below).
Issues of third-party reproduction, especially egg ‘donation’ and surrogacy are pressing all around the world, and We hope the Japanese will learn from Eggsploitation.
- Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is 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 a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.