Eggsploitation

I ask you to watch this short movie trailer of a documentary called ‘Eggsploitation’ and also to vista the website http://www.eggsploitation.com/

Here is a quick write up about this Winning Documentary:

About Eggsploitation

The infertility industry in the United States has grown to a multi-billion dollar business. What is its main commodity? Human eggs. Young women all over the world are solicited by ads—via college campus bulletin boards, social media, online classifieds—offering up to $100,000 for their “donated” eggs, to “help make someone’s dream come true.” But who is this egg donor? Is she treated justly? What are the short- and long-term risks to her health? The answers to these questions will disturb you . . .

Here in Canada it is illegal for any payment to be made directly for the purchase of eggs, sperm or embryo’s but fertility agency are finding a way around that and offering other forms of compensation to both the donor and those who recruit them.  I wrote a blog post about it:

Finally after 8 years of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act coming into play the police are laying down the law and investigating some questionable  practices in the fertility trade in Canada.  The AHRA act clearly states that the exchange of money for Sperm, Eggs, Embryos or the Services for Surrogate Mothers is a crime here in Canada.  Then why have people been receiving money under the guise of such actions.  Last month the RCMP raided an Ontario Agency called theCanadian Fertility Consultants (CFC) run by CEO Leia Picard.  They claim to be a full service agency, but what does that mean and is it legal here in Canada?

                                          Paying $ for Donor Gametes is illegal in Canada….

As it turns out there are Fertility clinics giving money to women for their eggs and writing it up as reimbursement for expenses for time off work or school.  Even though some women who are receiving this cash say they did not need time off nor any money for expenses but received it anyways.

Click to read the rest of my post.

Buying and Selling Eggs, Sperm and Embryo’s is a crime here in Canada!!!!
 

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Posted in #atozchallenge, A to Z Blog Challenge, AHRA, Assisted Human Reproduction Act, Assisted Reproduction, Blog Challenge, Donor Conceived, Egg Donor, Eggsploitation, genetics, Infertility, IVF, Surrogacy
2 comments on “Eggsploitation
  1. Damyanti says:

    God, this is a whole can of worms—didn’t know about this at all.

    Look forward to your challenge run…
    –Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

  2. Sarah says:

    I think it’s pretty shocking and vile that there are people making millions out of the heartbreak of others and a whole industry geared up to making maximum profit out of other people’s desperation.

    It’s also quite worrying that young women are given money to do something that should be about doing a selfless act, rather than making a quick buck.

    Really eye opening post.

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