Egg Freezing, Stratified Reproduction and the Logic of Not

Journal of Law & Biosciences, Feb. 8, 2015

UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 418

7 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2015

See all articles by Lisa Chiyemi Ikemoto

Lisa Chiyemi Ikemoto

University of California, Davis - School of Law

Date Written: February 19, 2015

Abstract

This commentary examines social and political implications of social egg freezing in a market that is stratified, globalized, and part of a larger bioeconomy. John Robertson's article and public discourse prompted by Facebook and Apple's ‘corporate egg freezing’ benefits provide touchstones for interrogating social and industry practices that embrace making reproductive capacity marketable. Supply of the cells and bodies necessary for assisted reproductive technology use depends on market thinking and structural inequality. What the industry produces are carefully calibrated social-political distances between participants in egg freezing and banking, as well as ‘third party reproduction.’

Keywords: Reproduction, fertility, assisted reproductive technology, egg donor/donation, in vitro fertilization, bioavailability

Suggested Citation

Ikemoto, Lisa Chiyemi, Egg Freezing, Stratified Reproduction and the Logic of Not (February 19, 2015). Journal of Law & Biosciences, Feb. 8, 2015; UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 418. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2567448

Lisa Chiyemi Ikemoto (Contact Author)

University of California, Davis - School of Law ( email )

Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall
Davis, CA CA 95616-5201
United States

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