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The Woman or the Egg?: Comparing Surrogacy and Egg Donation Databases

Laura Harrison

in Brown Bodies, White Babies: The Politics of Cross-Racial Surrogacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479808175
eISBN:
9781479843589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479808175.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter contextualizes the shifting popular and scientific discourses of race since the mid-twentieth century by analyzing databases of egg donors and surrogates created by agencies to connect ... More


Peopling the Donor World

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter provides an overview of the donor-gamete world, beginning with an introduction to the people who use donor eggs and sperm. It explores the many potential recipients of donor gametes, ... More


1 Peopling the Donor World

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter provides an overview of the donor-gamete world, beginning with an introduction to the people who use donor eggs and sperm. It explores the many potential recipients of donor gametes, ... More


Conclusion

Erin Heidt-Forsythe

in Between Families and Frankenstein: The Politics of Egg Donation in the United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298187
eISBN:
9780520970434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298187.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter concludes the book by providing a brief overview of the theoretical arguments, data, methods, and findings of this book. I argue that the “lady vanishes” in gender and politics around ... More


Paid to Donate: Egg Donors, Sperm Donors, and Gendered Experiences of Bodily Commodification

Rene Almeling

in Money Talks: Explaining How Money Really Works

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168685
eISBN:
9781400885268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168685.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter deals with the controversial market of eggs and sperm. It examines how egg and sperm donors respond to variation in the organizational framing of paid donation—as either gift or job—and ... More


Regulating for Health and Safety: Setting Limits in the Gamete World

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses regulations in the donor world aimed at ensuring the health and safety of providers, recipients, and donor-conceived individuals. Fertility industry regulations exist that ... More


9 Regulating for Health and Safety: Setting Limits in the Gamete World

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses regulations in the donor world aimed at ensuring the health and safety of providers, recipients, and donor-conceived individuals. Fertility industry regulations exist that ... More


Matchmaking Genes: Assisted Conception and Kinship Information

Anindita Majumdar

in Transnational Commercial Surrogacy and the (Un)Making of Kin in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474363
eISBN:
9780199090822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474363.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Marriage and the Family

Much of the debates on commercial surrogacy are marked by the interventions and involvement of the assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). In this chapter the ... More


Here Comes the Egg Man: Oocytes & Embryos.org

Sheldon Krimsky

in Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167482
eISBN:
9780231539401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167482.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

In this dialogue, Dr. Rebecca Franklin is having a conversation with Viktor Morovsky, a Russian immigrant, and Arthur Worthington III, a venture capitalist, regarding the sale or auction of human ... More


Introduction

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book looks at the families/relationships conceived through donors, and documents these newly developing connections. It ... More


Introduction

Naomi Cahn

in The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book looks at the families/relationships conceived through donors, and documents these newly developing connections. It ... More


The New Kinship: Constructing Donor-Conceived Families

Naomi R. Cahn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772034
eISBN:
9780814772041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772034.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

No federal law in the United States requires that egg or sperm donors or recipients exchange any information with the offspring that result from the donation. Donors typically enter into contracts ... More


Making Kinship, Othering Women

Daisy Deomampo

in Transnational Reproduction: Race, Kinship, and Commercial Surrogacy in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479804214
eISBN:
9781479849574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804214.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 2 examines how commissioning parents create and make sense of their relations with surrogates, egg donors, and the children born through surrogacy. This chapter asks: How do intended parents ... More


Technological Motherhood

Clara Pinto-Correia

in Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170949
eISBN:
9780231544580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170949.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

We have invented new types of mothering and are just beginning to feel their effects on society. Surrogacy has a long history and as a means of employment, it has opened up many unquieting biological ... More


Converting Social Networks into Labor Markets

Sharmila Rudrappa

in Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874521
eISBN:
9781479877140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874521.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter recounts an interview with a surrogacy agency egg donor named Sarita. She had sold her eggs three times, earning five hundred dollars each. Since her earnings would lessen as she aged, ... More


Reconsiderations of Race: Commissioning Parents and Transnational Surrogacy in India

Sharmila Rudrappa

in Reconsidering Race: Social Science Perspectives on Racial Categories in the Age of Genomics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190465285
eISBN:
9780190465315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465285.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores transnational surrogacy in South Asia. India has become the prime destination for surrogacy for Western couples. It is a quicker and easier legal process than adoption, and it ... More


The Treatment Plan for Creating Babies

Naomi R. Cahn

in Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814716823
eISBN:
9780814790021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814716823.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the contemporary usage of reproductive technologies by focusing on the meaning of infertility in today's culture and its impact on individuals seeking fertility treatment. ... More


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