"Trading on Female Reproduction: Egg Donation or Eggsploitation?"

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Swan Hall, Auditorium
60 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

On Wednesday, April 9 from 7-9pm in Swan Hall Auditorium, Jennifer Lahl will be giving the Annual Fredrika Wild Schweers Memorial Lecture on Women and Health sponsored by the Gender and Women's Studies Program. Her talk is: "Trading on Female Reproduction: Egg Donation or Eggsploitation?"

Lahl is the founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network, which exists to initiate, facilitate, and enhance conversations focused on the intersection of health and wellness, medicine, science and technology, and law and public policy around matters in bioethics. Lahl has been a pediatric critical care nurse, hospital administrator, and senior-level nursing manager in the past. More recently she has spoken out against the exploitation of human egg donation, and recently produced, directed, and wrote a documentary film on the topic entitled Eggsploitation.

As a field expert, Lahl is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR, and 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 egg trafficking. She serves on the North American Editorial Board for Ethics and Medicine and the Board of Reference for Joni Eareckson Tada’s Institute on Disability. In 2009, Lahl was associate producer of the documentary film, Lines That Divide: The Great Stem Cell Debate , which was an official selection in the 2010 California Independent Film Festival.

This talk is free and open to the public.

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