Have eggs. Will travel: The experiences and ethics of global egg donation

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Abstract

Feminist scholars have critically questioned the practices and ethics of reproductive mobility. While the reproductive mobility of fertility patients has been foregrounded, little is known of egg donor mobility including the experiences of travelling internationally to donate eggs. Based on written stories and photographic material provided by forty-two egg donors, this article uses feminist cluster analysis and the concept of eggpreneurship to illustrate how global egg donors negotiate reproductive agency and choice when they travel internationally to donate their eggs. In their stories, global egg donors position egg donation through a moral economy of gifting and an affective economy of desire in which reproductive mobility is transformed from a gift to a trip of a lifetime.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSomatechnics
Volume5
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)12-31
ISSN2044-0138
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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