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Transnationalising Reproduction

Third Party Conception in a Globalised World

Roisin Ryan Flood Jenny Gunnarsson Payne (Soedertoern University, Sweden)



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25 February 2020
Third party conception is a growing phenomenon and provokes a burgeoning range of ethical, legal and social questions. What are the rights of donors, recipients and donor conceived children? How are these reproductive technologies regulated? How is kinship understood within these new family forms?

Written by specialists from three different continents, Transnationalising Reproduction examines a broad range of issues concerning kinship and identity, citizenship and regulation, and global markets of reproductive labour; including gamete donation and gestational surrogacy. Indeed, this book seeks to highlight how reproductive technologies not only makes possible new forms of kinship and family formations, but also how these give rise to new, ethical, political and legal dilemmas about parenthood as well as new modes of discrimination and a re-distribution of medical risks. It also thoroughly investigates the ways in which a commodification of reproductive tissue and labour affects the practices, representations and gendered self-understandings of gamete donors, fertility patients and intended parents in different parts of the world.

With a broad geographical scope, Transnationalising Reproduction offers new empirical and theoretical perspectives on third-party conception and demonstrates the need for more transnational approaches to third-party reproduction. This volume will appeal to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as Gender Studies, Health Care Sciences, Reproductive Technology and Medical Sociology.
Edited by:   Roisin Ryan Flood, Jenny Gunnarsson Payne (Soedertoern University, Sweden)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   390g
ISBN:   9780367486624
ISBN 10:   0367486628
Pages:   202
Publication Date:   25 February 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction Roisin Ryan-Flood & Jenny Gunnarsson Payne SECTION 1: KINSHIP AND IDENTITY 1. Grammars of Kinship: Biological Motherhood and Assisted Reproduction in the Age of Epigenetics Jenny Gunnarsson Payne 2. Reproductive technologies and lesbian kinship practices in Brazil Rosana Machin 3. The Gendered Gift of Gametes: Sexuality, incest and procreation Corinne Fortier 4. What Does One Wear to a Sperm Bank? Negotiations of sexuality in sperm donation Sebastian Mohr SECTION II: REPRODUCING MARKETS 5. Paid to Donate: Egg Donors, Sperm Donors, and Gendered Experiences of Bodily Commodification Rene Almeling 6. Reproductive Labour or Reproductive Trafficking? Indian women's reproductive bodies in the globalised bioeconomy Jyotsna Agnihotri Gupta 7. Reproducing Heteronormativity: Gay parenthood and transnational surrogacy in Sweden Johanna Gondouin 8. Becoming your own doctor: Age-restrictions, risks and transnational egg- and embryo donation Jenny Gunnarsson Payne SECTION III: CITIZENSHIP AND REGULATION 9. Ethical problems related to legal diversity: Limiting access for non-resident patients in cross-border reproductive care Wannes Van Hoof and Guido Pennings 10. Embryo donation for research: Citizenship and science Susana Silva, Catarina Samorinha and Helena Machado 11. Lesbians and Reproductive Healthcare Roisin Ryan-Flood 12. From assisted to selective reproduction: Through the lens of the courts Judit Sandor

Jenny Gunnarsson Payne is Associate Professor of Ethnology at Soedertoern University in Stockholm, Sweden Roisin Ryan-Flood is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex, UK

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