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Cross-cultural comparisons on surrogacy and egg donation : interdisciplinary perspectives from India, Germany and Israel / Sayani Mitra; Silke Schicktanz; Tulsi Patel, editors.

  • Mitra, Sayani.
Date
[2018]
  • Books

About this work

Description

This book is the first to bring together an interdisciplinary collection of essays on surrogacy and egg donation from three socially, legally and culturally distinct countries - India, Israel and Germany. It presents contributions from experts in the field of social and cultural sciences, bioethics, law as well as psychology and provides critical-reflective comparative analysis of the socio-ethical factors shaping surrogacy and egg donation practices across these three countries. This book highlights the importance of a comparative perspective to?make sense? of controversies and transitions in this highly contested area of artificial reproductive technologies.

Publication/Creation

Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

Physical description

xv, 399 pages ; 22cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Notes on Contributors; 1 Introduction: Why Compare the Practice and Norms of Surrogacy and Egg Donation? A Brief Overview of a Comparative and Interdisciplinary Journey; Introduction; A Need for Comparison; Contents of the Volume; Conclusion; Bibliography; Part I Comparative Views; 2 Globalisation and Market Orientation: A Challenge Within Reproductive Medicine; Introduction; A Wider View on Infertility; Infertility Treatment by ARTs: From Care to Service; Global Networks of Reproduction; Marketing Desire and Hope.
Oocyte 'Donation' and Coproducing PerfectionConclusion; Bibliography; 3 Transnational Surrogacy: An Overview of Legal and Ethical Issues; Introduction; Altruistic vs. Commercial Surrogacy; Legal Consequences of Seeking Transnational Surrogacy Arrangements; Main Legal-Ethical Norms for the Assessment of Domestic and Transnational Surrogacy Agreements; Should International Law Respond to the Problems Raised by Transnational Surrogacy?; Conclusion; Bibliography; 4 A Case for Restrictive Regulation of Surrogacy? An Indo-Israeli Comparison of Ethnographic Studies; Introduction; Methods.
The Setting: Strict Regulation Versus Lack of RegulationProtections for the Surrogate; Contract and Informed Consent; Relationships: Subjectivity Versus Disposability; Conditions and Cultural Acceptance; Conclusion; Bibliography; 5 Cross-Border Reproflows: Comparing the Cases of India, Germany, and Israel; Introduction; Movement from Germany; Movement from Israel; Attracting the Cross-Border Reproflows: The Reprohub of India; Conclusion; Bibliography; 6 Beyond Relativism: Comparing the Practice and Norms of Surrogacy in India, Israel, and Germany; Introduction.
The Global Flow of Ethical ConcernsNaturalised Parenthood as a Strong Medico-Cultural Imperative; Transnational Discourses as Answers to Local Disjunctions; Conclusion; Bibliography; Part II A System Under Transition: The Case of India; 7 Law's Paradoxes: Governing Surrogacy in India; Introduction; The Indian Surrogacy Market: The Socio-economic Backdrop; Feminist Normative Landscape on Commercial Surrogacy; The Existing Legal Framework on Surrogacy; Regulating the Surrogacy Market 2000-Date; Medico-liberal Phase Late 1990s-2008; The Contested Phase 2008-2012.
The Contracting and Normative Phase 2012-2017Conclusion; Bibliography; 8 Surrogacy in India: Political and Commercial Framings; Introduction; Global Debate on Surrogacy; Surrogacy in India; Changing Policies on Surrogacy in India; The 'Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill' 2016: Experts' Perspectives; Right to Procreate and the Right of the Surrogate Child; Unethical Practices; The Ban and the Need to Regulate; Unethical Practices in Clinics: Keeping the Surrogates Ready; Suggestions for ART Regulation in India; Media Coverage and Panel Discussion on Surrogacy; Conclusion; Bibliography.

Languages

  • English


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    History of Medicine
    TPH /MIT
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ISBN

  • 9783319786698
  • 3319786695