Sunday, February 19, 2012 | Categories: |
Every year in Canada, thousands of young women volunteer for a medical procedure that will stimulate their ovaries to produce eggs. Their eggs are then surgically harvested ... not for themselves, but for use by infertile couples desperate for a baby.
While it is illegal in Canada to pay for human eggs, there is a thriving black market. And for women who donate their eggs legally, there are still no regulations governing their care. Sometimes, things go terribly wrong.
Freelance journalist Alison Motluk followed the stories of several women who became egg donors and later regretted it. Her documentary is called Wanted: Egg Donor in Good Health.