‘Reproductive Exceptionalisms’

Dov Fox, Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law (2019). Over the past four decades, people have increasingly turned to reproductive technologies to form their families. As technologies such as egg freezing, in-vitro fertilization, and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis have developed and improved, processes that were once left to chance are now subject to human control. As a result, what were once hopes – for instance, deferring childbearing until some point in the future, or having a male or female child – have transformed into expectations on the part of technology users … (more)

[Kaiponanea Matsumura, JOTWELL, 3 July]

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