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Fertility HolidaysIVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness$
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Amy Speier

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781479827664

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479827664.001.0001

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Intimate Labor within Czech Clinics

Intimate Labor within Czech Clinics

(p.63) 3 Intimate Labor within Czech Clinics
Fertility Holidays

Amy Speier

NYU Press

In this chapter we witness the local and global encounters between North American patients and Czech doctors. The chapter witnesses the shifting role of the Czech clinic within this global care route, as they provide patient centered care. The Czech reproductive travel industry is profiting from its large supply of anonymous egg donors. I frame the entire industry as a global care route and trace global technologies, finance, images, and people enmeshed in “intimate labor” (Boris and Parreñas 2010).

Keywords:   intimate labor, global care route, Czech clinic, stratified reproduction, anonymous donation, white babies, resemblance, clinical encounter, patient activism

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