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Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self

Elly Teman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259638
eISBN:
9780520945852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259638.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This ethnography probes the intimate experience of gestational surrogate motherhood. The book shows how surrogates and intended mothers carefully negotiate their cooperative endeavor. Drawing on ... More


Introduction: Unfamiliar Families?

Susan Markens

in Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252035
eISBN:
9780520940970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252035.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book investigates the opposing ways in which two “mega-states,” New York and California, responded to the issue of surrogate motherhood in 1992. Families, and mothers in particular, are believed ... More


The Beginning of Life

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islamic Biomedical Ethics Principles and Application

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378504
eISBN:
9780199869688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378504.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The chapter deals with the beginning of life by probing in greater detail the ethics of sexual and asexual procreation in the light of certain reproductive technologies that transgress the boundaries ... More


Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproduction

Susan Markens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252035
eISBN:
9780520940970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252035.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book takes on one of the hottest issues on the fertility front—surrogate motherhood—and illuminates the culture wars that have erupted over new reproductive technologies in the United States. In ... More


Loyalty as Privacy

George P. Fletcher

in Loyalty: An Essay on the Morality of Relationships

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098327
eISBN:
9780199852901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098327.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Loyalty, like privacy, should be protected from state interference. The laws of testimonial privileges, surrogate motherhood and testate insulate family loyalties from the power of the state. ... More


Adoption

in Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226544083
eISBN:
9780226544106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544106.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines gay adoption rights. Gays and lesbians have parented children resulting from heterosexual marriages for years. What is new over the past two decades is that gays have adopted as ... More


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