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Reproductive Citizenship, Technologies, Rights and Relationships, edited by Rhonda M. Shaw

Reproductive Citizenship, Technologies, Rights and Relationships, edited by Rhonda M. Shaw
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Reproductive Citizenship
electronic resource
Nature of contents
Responsibility statement
edited by Rhonda M. Shaw
Series statement
Health, Technology and Society,, 2946-3378
Sub title
Technologies, Rights and Relationships
This book addresses responses to the predicament of medical and social infertility. It draws on international research to examine the dimensions of reproductive citizenship in relation to decision-making about a range of issues: from fertility preservation and the desirability of family creation as a normative expectation of social participation, to how families manage and negotiate engagement with providers of reproductive materials and services around information disclosure and contact, and how they consider their social obligations and responsibilities in relation to the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART). Rhonda M. Shaw is an Associate Professor in the School of Social and Cultural Studies at Te Herenga Waka / Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her research interests include the sociology of morality and ethics, family life and intimate relationships, and empirical research on the donation and provision of human biological materials and services. Rhonda is the editor of Bioethics Beyond Altruism: Donating and Transforming Human Biological Materials (2017)
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1: Reproductive citizenship and meanings of infertility -- Chapter 2: Affective animacy and temporalities in Danish women’s accounts of cryopreserved embryos -- Chapter 3: The affective temporalities of ovarian tissue freezing: Hopes, fears, and the folding of embodied time in medical fertility preservation -- Chapter 4: Trans narratives of fertility preservation: Constructing experiential expertise through YouTube Vlogs -- Chapter 5: Fertility and fragility: Social egg freezing and the ‘potentially maternal’ subject -- Chapter 6: Reproduction and beyond: Imaginaries of uterus transplantation in the light of embodied histories of living life without a uterus -- Chapter 7: Sized out: Fatness, fertility care, and reproductive justice in Aotearoa New Zealand -- Chapter 8: The experience of Single Mothers by Choice making early contact with open-identity or private sperm donors and/or donor sibling families in New Zealand -- Chapter 9: The importance of a genetic link in surrogacy arrangements: Law, public opinion, and reconciling conflict -- Chapter 10: Surrogacy and the informal rulebook for making kin through assisted reproduction in Aotearoa New Zealand -- Chapter 11: Constructing gay fatherhood in known donor-lesbian reproduction: ‘We get to live that life, we get to be parents’ -- Chapter 12: Doing reflexivity in research on donor conception: Examining moments of bonding and becoming -- Chapter 13: Reproductive choices and experiences in planning for parenthood and managing infertility

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