Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm

Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm

Rene Almeling


Unimaginable till the 20 th century, the scientific perform of moving eggs and sperm from physique to physique is now the foundation of a bustling marketplace. In Sex Cells, Rene Almeling offers an inside of examine how egg organisations and sperm banks do company. even though either women and men tend to be attracted to donation for monetary purposes, Almeling unearths that clinics motivate sperm donors to think about the funds as remuneration for a simple "job." girls obtain extra money yet are recommended to treat egg donation in female phrases, because the final "gift" from one lady to a different. Sex Cells exhibits how the gendered framing of paid donation, as both a role or a present, not just impacts the constitution of the marketplace, but in addition profoundly impacts the participants whose genetic fabric is being purchased.

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