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Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology$
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Scott Gilbert and Clara Pinto-Correia

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780231170949

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231170949.001.0001

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Technological Motherhood

Technological Motherhood

(p.107) 6 Technological Motherhood
Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology

Clara Pinto-Correia

Columbia University Press

We have invented new types of mothering and are just beginning to feel their effects on society. Surrogacy has a long history and as a means of employment, it has opened up many unquieting biological and legal questions. Similarly, egg donation and post-menstrual pregnancies enable people to become biological mothers when such options had been closed until a few years ago. The new technology of egg freezing promises a life of freedom to young single women. These technologies are popularized and romanticized, but they are not without significant perils.

Keywords:   Surrogacy, post-menopausal pregnancy, egg donors, egg freezing

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