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Between Families and FrankensteinThe Politics of Egg Donation in the United States$
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Erin Heidt-Forsythe

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520298187

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520298187.001.0001

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Toward a New Gendered Partisanship

Toward a New Gendered Partisanship

Egg Donation Politics in the States

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(p.150) Chapter Four Toward a New Gendered Partisanship
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Between Families and Frankenstein
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Erin Heidt-Forsythe

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520298187.003.0005

This chapter explores and analyzes the role of partisan women in leadership and in setting agendas around the politics of egg donation at the state level. Given the ways that reproductive health, medicine, and family have been strongly associated with leadership and representation by female legislators in U.S. politics, this chapter explains and analyzes the diverse and complex roles of women in politics on egg donation politics and policymaking. This chapter provides the first comprehensive study of egg donation politics at the state level over time (1995–2010), and it connects the divergent policy strategies around egg donation in reproduction and research to the diverse and varied roles of partisan women in state politics.

Keywords:   women in politics, representation, partisanship, egg donation, states, agenda setting, policy

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