Thursday, May 28, 2009

Facebook Stop Running Egg Donation Ads!

The Center on Bioethics & Culture's campaign against egg donation ads on Facebook:

"It has come to our attention that Young Women on Facebook are being targeted with ads asking them to "donate" their eggs. Egg "donation" has less to do with donation and sadly more to do with exploitation of women's body. While offering large sums of money, young women are enticed to sell their eggs. Currently in the U.S. there is absolutely no monitoring, tracking or follow-up of young egg donors. And it is a fact that egg donation carries risks! Short terms risks of infection, stroke, bleeding, and myriad symptoms related to Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. Even, in rare instances - death. Longer term risks of cancers are documented in the medical literature as well as negative effects on future fertility."

Join the Facebook group here!

One story on this medical scam, "Woman X: My Story as an Egg Donor" by Woman X

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