Egg donation in the United States has been characterized as a “wild west”—there are no regulations that limit the expanding commercial markets in egg donation. Contesting this conventional thinking, the introduction explores how we think about egg donation for reproduction through stereotypes of femininity and how that shapes the politics of egg donation. Laying out the three major themes of this book—body and morality politics, framing, and gender and politics—this chapter forwards the main argument of the book. Rather than seeing the United States as bereft of politics, body and morality politics frames have created a logic of egg donation politics for reproduction and research. This chapter concludes with an overview of the book.
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