Is Freezing Your Eggs Dangerous? A Primer

by Admin 3. November 2014 22:07
  When news broke several weeks ago that tech giants Apple and Facebook were offering female employees elective egg freezing benefits, much of the commentary criticized the decision, interpreting it as a message to women that they should postpone motherhood in favor of advancing their career... [More]

Donor Deaths in India Highlight Surrogacy Perils

by jeeg 18. June 2014 23:35
  When Yuma Sherpa told doctors at a private fertility clinic here that she wanted to back out, her husband's lawyer says they encouraged her to keep going. Sherpa was assured the pain of the injections to make her super-ovulate, or produce far more than the usual one egg during her menstru... [More]

Gov. Brown vetoes bill allowing women to sell their eggs to research

by jeeg 14. August 2013 21:02
Writing "not everything in life is for sale nor should it be," Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday vetoed legislation seeking to repeal a California law prohibiting women from selling their eggs for medical research. "The questions raised here are not simple; they touch matters that are both personal... [More]

‘I thought I just had to sleep it off’: Egg donor sues Toronto fertility doctor after suffering stroke

by jeeg 19. April 2013 21:06
A young Florida woman who suffered a stroke after donating her eggs to a Canadian couple is suing a Toronto fertility doctor and a U.S. egg donor agency for alleged negligence. Kylee Gilman, 24, says that within hours of having 45 eggs removed from her ovaries at the CReATe clinic, in Toronto, ... [More]

European Court of Human Rights upholds Austria's ban on egg or sperm donation for IVF

by jeeg 17. November 2011 01:34
IVF using donated eggs or sperm other than from a spouse will remain banned in Austria. This was the final decision made by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) on 3 November in the closing of the case SH and others v Austria. The verdict that IVF using third p... [More]

Special Event at the US Capitol- "The infertility industry has a dirty little secret"

by jeeg 10. November 2011 01:42
"Eggsploitation" Film Screening & Discussion with:Jennifer Lahl, Eggsploitation FilmmakerKathleen Sloan, National Organization for Women (NOW) Board MemberThursday, November 10, 11:00 a.m.U.S. Capitol Room HC-5 Co-Sponsored by NOW and the Center for Bioethics & Culture Refreshments wil... [More]

New Issue of GeneWatch Magazine on Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)

by jeeg 21. July 2011 20:52
Your knowledge of in vitro fertilization and multiple embryo transfers might begin and end at the case of Nadya Suleman, aka "Octomom." Perhaps you first learned of commercial surrogacy through Baby Mama, the 2008 comedy starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  Or maybe you have already commit... [More]

Help Protect Women's Health and Safety by Signing the Egg Extraction Petition

by jeeg 7. June 2011 01:54
Women undergoing egg extraction are not able to make informed choices about the risks involved, in part because long-term risks have not yet been adequately studied, especially for women providing eggs to be used by others. We urge the creation of a widely-publicized, privacy-ensured national re... [More]

Egg donors say they were scammed by Boise fertility company

by jeeg 7. February 2011 23:45
A Boise woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple charges of defrauding egg donors, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in St. Louis, Missouri. Janae Helgerson, 31, was arrested in Idaho Thursday.  She appeared in federal court in Boise on Friday and was released un... [More]

Eggsploitation Named Best Documentary

by jeeg 2. February 2011 22:23
Eggsploitation has been named Best Documentary in the 2011 California Independent Film Festival Slate Awards. The award was announced as part of the Gala Slate Awards Luncheon held on January 30 in Walnut Creek, CA. The 13th annual California Independent Film Festival runs from January 28 to F... [More]
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