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Brown Bodies, White BabiesThe Politics of Cross-Racial Surrogacy$
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Laura Harrison

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781479808175

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479808175.001.0001

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The Path to Gestational Surrogacy

The Path to Gestational Surrogacy

Naturalizing the New Normal

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(p.17) 1 The Path to Gestational Surrogacy
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Brown Bodies, White Babies
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Laura Harrison

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479808175.003.0002

This chapter places reproductive technologies in historical perspective, beginning with the birth of the first child born through in vitro fertilization in 1978, the accompanied explosion of infertility services in the United States, and the development of gestational surrogacy. This chapter also considers how the advent of gestational surrogacy complicated the selection of a surrogate, the surrogate population, and the role of race in the reproductive technology industry. This chapter also introduces the feminist framework within which this book is situated by contextualizing the varied feminist responses to ARTs in the last several decades.

Keywords:   IVF, gestational surrogacy, reproductive technologies, feminism, historical context

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