The Perfect Donor, a featured documentary at FiReFilms: Documentaries that Change the World event.

Link to the BBC broadcast coming soon.




Do Ads for Egg Donors Go Too Far? WSB-TV, Atlanta, Sophia Choi, November 1, 2016.

Circle of Insight with Dr. Carlos Vazquez A Discussion on Egg Donation. Interview with Diane Tober, PhD, April 2015.

British Television Channel 4 “Science or Ethics?: Special Report on Science and Technology in the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Television Interview. March 2006.



KQED Forum, May 4, 2018, A Conversation about Egg Donation and Egg Freezing with host Tonya Mosely and other guest, Aimee Eyvazadeh! Tune in!!

KQED Forum   Motherhood Deferred: Freezing Your Eggs, by Judy Campbell. May 2013.


Mutiny Radio    Women’s Magazine with Val Ibarra. Human Eggs for Research Despite RISKS to Women's Health. June 28, 2013.

KPFA  Women’s Magazine. Harvesting Human Eggs & International Surrogacy: Risks to Health & Human Rights. August 5, 2013.


KPCC  Should Women Make a Profit on Donating their Eggs for Research? By Larry Mantle.Television/Video.


Online Print Publications

By Dr. Diane Tober

Fertility Smarts, A Six-Part Series on What Egg Donors Need to Know.

Psychology Today, The Debate over an Egg Donor Registry. August 2017.

Rewire, What to Think About When Considering Donating Your Eggs. March 2017.


Undark Magazine, The Politics (and Price) of Women's Eggs.  July 2016.


RH Reality Check Eggs for Cash: Pitting Choice Against Risk, Diane Tober and Francine Coeytaux.  September 4, 2013.

Other Articles:

Redbook, The Scary Truth About Donating Your Eggs. By Andrea Stanley. October 19, 2017.

An Anthropologist Interviewing Egg Donors: Here's Why it Matters. Diane Tober Interview with Raquel Cool, Co-Founder of We Are Egg Donors. January, 2016.


Die Welt, Die schmerzhafte Realität des "Social Freezing". An interview with Elisalex Henckel. November 17, 2014.


Nature, California Bill Posed to Lift Restrictions on Egg Donation.  June 18, 2013, By Charlotte Schubert.


The Atlantic, There’s More to Life Than Freezing Your Eggs,  May 14, 2013. By Jacoba Urist.

Nature. "Health Effects of Egg Donation May Take Decades to Emerge." 442: 607-608.  August 2006.

Research Publications:

2014   Repetitive Oocyte Donation: A Committee Opinion. Fertility and Sterility, 102(4):964-966.

Beeson, Diane and Abby Lippman
2006    Egg harvesting for stem cell research: medical risks and ethical problems. Reproductive BioMedicine Online. 2006;13:573–579.

Klitzman, Robert and Mark Sauer
2009    Payment of Egg Donors for Stem Cell Research in the USA.

Tober, Diane
2007    Kidneys and Controversies in the Islamic Republic of Iran: The Case of Organ Sale. In Islam, Health and the Body: Science and Religion in the Modern Muslim World. Special edition, Body and Society, 13(3):151-170.

2001  Semen as Gift, Semen as Goods: Reproductive Workers and the Market in Altruism. In Body and Society, 7(2-3): 137-160.

van Leeuwen, FE, et al
2011  Risk of Borderline and Invasive Ovarian Tumors After Ovarian Stimulation for In Vitro Fertilization in a Large Dutch Cohort.   In Human Reproduction.




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