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The Oocyte Economy : The Changing Meaning of Human Eggs - Catherine Waldby

The Oocyte Economy

The Changing Meaning of Human Eggs

Paperback Published: 6th May 2019
ISBN: 9781478004721
Number Of Pages: 248

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In recent years increasing numbers of women from wealthy countries have turned to egg donation, egg freezing, and in vitro fertilization to become pregnant, especially later in life. This trend has created new ways of using, exchanging, and understanding oocytes—the reproductive cells specific to women. In The Oocyte Economy Catherine Waldby draws on 130 interviews---with scientists, clinicians, and women who have either donated or frozen their oocytes or received those of another woman---to trace how the history of human oocytes' perceived value intersects with the biological and social life of women. Demonstrating how oocytes have come to be understood as discrete and scarce biomedical objects open to valuation, management, and exchange, Waldy examines the global market for oocytes and the power dynamics between recipients and the often younger and poorer donors. With this exploration of the oocyte economy and its contemporary biopolitical significance, Waldby rethinks the relationship between fertility, gendered experience, and biomedical innovation.

ISBN: 9781478004721
ISBN-10: 147800472X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 6th May 2019
Publisher: DUKE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32

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