Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm

Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm

Rene Almeling


Unimaginable until eventually the 20th century, the scientific perform of shifting eggs and sperm from physique to physique is now the root of a bustling marketplace. In Sex Cells, Rene Almeling offers an within examine how egg businesses and sperm banks do company. even supposing either women and men tend to be interested in donation for monetary purposes, Almeling reveals that clinics motivate sperm donors to consider the funds as remuneration for a simple "job." ladies obtain extra money yet are prompt to treat egg donation in female phrases, because the final "gift" from one lady to a different. Sex Cells indicates how the gendered framing of paid donation, as both a task or a present, not just affects the constitution of the marketplace, but additionally profoundly impacts the members whose genetic fabric is being purchased.

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