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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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Contradictions of Fertility Holidays

Contradictions of Fertility Holidays

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Fertility Holidays

Amy Speier

NYU Press

This chapter deconstructs the fundamental contradictions embedded within this global care chain. Czech fertility clinics are global checkout lanes for North American global bio-citizens opting to purchase IVF with egg donation. Yet the economic nature of these transactions are minimized by affective discourse and the intimate labor provided by Czech clinics and accommodations. This chapter considers the ways in which women’s bodies are implicated in the contradictory aspects of “fertility holiday” abroad.

Keywords:   contradiction, vacation (interrupted), IVF holiday, penzion, affective discourse, social kinship, compulsion, embryo transfer, positive thinking

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