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Between Families and Frankenstein: The Politics of Egg Donation in the United States

Erin Heidt-Forsythe


In this book, I undertake the first comprehensive theoretical and empirical analysis of the politics of the “wild west” of egg donation in the United States. If egg donation is so publicly recognizable and evokes such social interest, why does the U.S. system fail to regulate it? This book challenges conventional thinking around egg donation politics, exploring answers to how egg donation is defined, debated, and regulated in the United States, as well as exploring the logic of why the U.S. system of politics is organized the way it is around egg donation. Building upon theories of normative f ... More

Keywords: egg donation, reproductive technologies, stem cell, states, gender and politics, policy, representation, framing, body politics, morality politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520298187
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520298187.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erin Heidt-Forsythe, author
Pennsylvania State University