Reproductive labour in fertility markets: a new precariousness

In the context of an ongoing transnational reconfiguration of reproduction, emerging fertility markets based on assisted reproductive technologies and reproductive value chains shape new forms of labour, new labour relations and new subjectivities. Due to ethical considerations, many nation states restrict or ban certain reproductive technologies and waged reproductive labour. Often moral discourses, similar to those around sex work, and a discourse about the gift economy and altruism among women, obscure labour issues. Continue reading

Ethical Issues and Challenges in Research on Gender, Reproductive Technologies and Market

This article is part of the edited volume titled Ethics in Public Health Practice in India, edited by Arima Mishra and Kalyani Subbiah, and published by Springer Singapore in 2018. The chapter seeks to contextualize Sama’s work on assisted reproductive technologies and commercial surrogacy from a bioethical framework. Continue reading