Is cross-border human egg donation [im]moral?

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Date: 20 November 2014
Venue: The Watershed, Bristol
Time: 18:00 - 20:00


Injected with hormones: students and women from poor states sell up to 30 human eggs for $200 which are then trafficked to Israel (among other states) where six eggs are sold for as little as $3000.

'Want to be' parents are misled into believing that choosing particular 'eggs' will enable them to choose particular traits of a future child. This event will allow for some lively debate, not least because of how the subject matter draws on many other political debates of the present time.

Senior lecturer in Sociology Dr Michal Nahman is internationally recognised for her research on human egg donation. Dr Nahman is the Author of 'Extractions: An ethnography of reproductive tourism' (Palgrave, 2013) which will be launched at this event, followed by a discussion around the question 'Is Human Egg Donation [im]moral '.

This event will allow for some lively debate, not least because of how the subject matter draws on many other political debates of the present time.

Dr van den Anker, editor of the 'Global Ethics Series' by Palgrave Macmillan will be co-hosting this event, and will also answer audience questions around human rights more generally.

Dr van den Anker is Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She is an international expert on human rights and human trafficking currently researching the exploitation of migrant workers and the transnational factors creating vulnerability to abuse. Her latest book is 'Human rights and Migration', edited with Ilse van Liempt (Palgrave 2011).

How to attend

This event is free, but registration is required. If you would like to attend, please register with our online form.

Cost: Free
Contact: Jennifer Darch
E-mail: jennifer.darch@uwe.ac.uk

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