Category Archives: Egg & embryo donation

Secret Society Film

The Secret Society: A Feature Film on the Hidden World of Egg Donation in Canada

Website: The Secret Society The Secret Society shines light on a hidden and unacknowledged women’s health crisis. Complicating the already stressful and stigmatized world of infertility, women who are unable to conceive because their eggs are no longer viable are forced to take their medical needs into their own hands only to discover that Canadian law criminalizes payment to […]

Rules in the works for surrogacy and donor expenses

Last month, the federal government announced  it’s bringing in regulations setting out what expenses surrogate mothers (and  individuals who donate eggs or sperm) can be reimbursed for. This is big news.  Since the Assisted Human Reproduction Act came on the scene over 10 years ago Canadians using surrogacy to build their families have struggled to […]

Gay dads want egg donation and surrogacy laws to change

Craig Parkes and Matthew Hinton wanted to have a child. First they tried to do so with the help of a gestational carrier (surrogate mother) in India – but in the middle of the process India outlawed surrogacy for gay couples. They were finally able to have a baby with the help of the sister […]