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Contents Acknowledgments xi INTRODUCTION Setting the Context Sexuality, Reproductive Health, and Medical Technologies in the Middle East and North Africa 1 Angel M. Foster and L. L. Wynn Part I Preventing and Terminating Pregnancy 1 Is There an Islamic IUD? Exploring the Acceptability of a Hormone-Releasing Intrauterine Device in Egypt 15 Ahmed Ragaa A. Ragab 2 Introducing Emergency Contraception in Morocco A Slow Start after a Long Journey 27 Elena Chopyak 3 Mifepristone in Tunisia A Model for Expanding Access to Medication Abortion 44 Angel M. Foster 4 Navigating Barriers to Abortion Access Misoprostol in the West Bank 58 Francoise Daoud and Angel M. Foster viii Part II Achieving Pregnancy and Parenthood 5 “Worse comes to worst, I have a safety net” Fertility Preservation among Young, Single, Jewish Breast Cancer Patients in Israel 71 Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli, Efrat Dagan, and Suzi Modiano Gattegno 6 The“ART”of Making Babies Using In Vitro Fertilization Assisted Reproduction Technologies in the United Arab Emirates 87 Shirin Karsan 7 Wanted Babies, Excess Fetuses The Middle East’s In Vitro Fertilization, High-Order Multiple Pregnancy, Fetal Reduction Nexus 99 Marcia C. Inhorn 8 Birthing Bodies, Pregnant Selves Gestational Surrogates, Intended Mothers, and Distributed Maternity in Israel 112 Elly Teman 9 C-Sections as a Nefarious Plot The Politics of Pronatalism in Turkey 122 Katrina MacFarlane Part III Engaging Sex and Sexuality 10 HPV Vaccine Uptake in Lebanon A Vicious Cycle of Misinformation, Stigma, and Prohibitive Costs 137 Faysal El-Kak 11 Hymenoplasty in Contemporary Iran Liminality and the Embodiment of Contested Discourses 145 Azal Ahmadi ix 12 “Viagra Soup” Consumer Fantasies and Masculinity in Portrayals of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs in Cairo, Egypt 159 L. L. Wynn 13 Sex Toys and the Politics of Pleasure in Morocco 172 Jessica Marie Newman 14 Narratives of Gender Transformation Practices for Transgender Women in Diyarbakir, Turkey 186 M. A. Sanders CONCLUSION Individual, Community, Religion, State Technology at the Intersection 203 Donna Lee Bowen Acronyms and Abbreviations 213 Glossary of Foreign Terms 215 Bibliography 217 Contributors 243 Index 245 x ...


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  • Human reproductive technology -- Middle East.
  • Human reproductive technology -- Africa, North.
  • Birth control -- Middle East.
  • Birth control -- Africa, North.
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