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Fertility Holidays: IVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness

Amy Speier


Millions of North Americans are priced out of North America’s expensive reproductive medicine industry. Ultimately, women learn about the possibility of doing IVF abroad, and this book reveals the layers of desire that motivate them to travel halfway across the world in their quest for parenthood. A global marketing chain has brilliantly packaged “fertility holidays”: a European vacation alongside a healthcare system where doctors really care and want you to have your beautiful white baby. Brokers promise couples that they will experience a more relaxing IVF cycle while also assuring them Czec ... More

Keywords: fertility holiday, quest for parenthood, neoliberal healthcare, global marketplace, personal responsibility, IVF broker, Czech Republic, anonymous egg donation, contradiction, internet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781479827664
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479827664.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy Speier, author
University of Texas at Arlington