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Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm (Hardback)

Rene Almeling

Edité par University of California Press, United States, 2011
ISBN 10: 0520270959 / ISBN 13: 9780520270954
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Titre : Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and ...

Éditeur : University of California Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Unimaginable until the twentieth century, the clinical practice of transferring eggs and sperm from body to body is now the basis of a bustling market. In Sex Cells , Rene Almeling provides an inside look at how egg agencies and sperm banks do business. Although both men and women are usually drawn to donation for financial reasons, Almeling finds that clinics encourage sperm donors to think of the payments as remuneration for an easy job. Women receive more money but are urged to regard egg donation in feminine terms, as the ultimate gift from one woman to another. Sex Cells shows how the gendered framing of paid donation, as either a job or a gift, not only influences the structure of the market, but also profoundly affects the individuals whose genetic material is being purchased. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780520270954

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Synopsis : Unimaginable until the twentieth century, the clinical practice of transferring eggs and sperm from body to body is now the basis of a bustling market. In "Sex Cells", Rene Almeling provides an inside look at how egg agencies and sperm banks do business. Although both men and women are usually drawn to donation for financial reasons, Almeling finds that clinics encourage sperm donors to think of the payments as remuneration for an easy 'job.' Women receive more money but are urged to regard egg donation in feminine terms, as the ultimate 'gift' from one woman to another. "Sex Cells" shows how the gendered framing of paid donation, as either a job or a gift, not only influences the structure of the market, but also profoundly affects the individuals whose genetic material is being purchased.

Critique: "[Almeling] pulls back the curtain on the egg and sperm market... 'Sex Cells' explains how this unique industry shapes the way we think about gender and parenthood." Salon 20110925 "Almeling learned that when it comes to donating genetic material, men and women are groomed very differently." Huffington Post 20110920 "One of the fascinating aspects of Almeling's research is that she explored how donors, both egg and sperm, perceive their own roles in a family." On Parenting/Washington Post 20110928 "Interviews with sperm and egg donors reveal an interesting dichotomy [that] may say a lot about how we view motherhood and fatherhood." Jezebel 20110928 "An inside look at how egg agencies and sperm banks do business." Law & Social Inquiry 20120101

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