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Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproduction

Susan Markens


This book takes on one of the hottest issues on the fertility front—surrogate motherhood—and illuminates the culture wars that have erupted over new reproductive technologies in the United States. In an innovative analysis of legislative responses to surrogacy in the bellwether states of New York and California, it explores how discourses about gender, family, race, genetics, rights, and choice have shaped policies aimed at this issue. The author examines the views of key players, including legislators, women's organizations, religious groups, the media, and others. In a study that finds surpr ... More

Keywords: surrogate motherhood, reproduction, fertility, reproductive technologies, New York, California, reproductive politics, social policy, genetics, family

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780520252035
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520252035.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Markens, author