Abstract

Although conventionally tracked in the "overdeveloped world" (to use philosopher Sandra Harding's felicitous phrase), assistive reproductive technologies are now available in many parts of the globe. This review essay reports on qualitative social science research on techniques such as In Vitro Fertilization, egg purchase, gestational surrogacy, and sex selection across national boundaries. It highlights the disruptions and recuperations of gender and generational relations; religious and legislative regulation; and the opportunities as well as oppressions that the commercialization of the reproductive body entail.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1944-768X
Print ISSN
0037-783X
Pages
pp. 693-718
Launched on MUSE
2014-04-30
Open Access
No
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