Jennifer Lahl is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. For 25 years she worked as a pediatric critical care nurse and a senior-level nursing manager. Her writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the American Journal of Bioethics. She is called upon to speak to lawmakers and members of the scientific community, and has addressed members of the European Parliament in Brussels on issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking. She made her writing and directing debut producing the documentary film Eggsploitation, which won Best Documentary at the California Independent Film Festival and has sold in more than 30 countries. She is also Director, Executive Producer, and Co-Writer of Anonymous Father’s Day, a documentary film exploring the stories of women and men who were created by anonymous sperm donation. In 2014 she completed what is now a trilogy of films on the ethics of third-party reproduction with Breeders: A Subclass of Women?, which focuses on surrogacy. In July 2015, she released a documentary short Maggie’s Story, which follows one woman’s egg donation journey. Lahl’s newest feature film, #BigFertility, was released Fall of 2018.


Links to my film:

Eggsploitation (features US egg donors who had serious short & long-term complications)

Maggie's Story (short doc features one 10 time egg seller in Seattle)

Breeders: A Subclass of Women? (US surrogate moms)

#BigFertility (my latest film one US surrogate mom and her 3 time surrogate story....)

Link to my book: Broken Bonds: Surrogate Mothers Speak Out