The Secret Society

The Secret Society shines light on a hidden and unacknowledged women’s health crisis. Delving into the stressful and stigmatized world of infertility, we meet women unable to conceive who are desperately searching for egg donors, women willing to donate their eggs, and professionals who support both.

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Overview

Canadian laws that criminalize payment to egg donors perpetuate stigma and secrecy, create uncertainty and a shortage of eggs in Canada. At the heart of The Secret Society are women who are desperately searching for healthy ova – human eggs – to fertilize with sperm. They face many barriers in creating a baby: the shame of being infertile; the high costs of IVF treatment; the emotional confusion of choosing an egg donor; the exhaustion of IVF cycles, fertility drugs and surgery.

Told from the POV of an egg donor, the film also follows women who are willing to help by donating their eggs – and who also often feel hidden, isolated, and alone. Experts from medical, physical, ethical, and legal points of view provide the larger context, while subject/advocates like Senator Lucie Moncion lead the charge to changing Canadian laws.

Project Details

Release Date

December 5, 2021

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