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Residual Effects of Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Friday, April 20, 2012
Noon2 p.m.


Humanities & Social Sciences Building , 1500
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Melissa Pashigian

Residual Effects of Assisted Reproductive Technologies:
A Case of Surrogacy, Rights, and Borders between Vietnam and Thailand

April 20th, 2012 - HMNSS 1500 from 12pm to 2pm

A recent case of cross-border trafficking of Vietnamese surrogate mothers to Thailand, and involving two additional Asian countries, has infringed on reproductive and human rights and compromised individuals, families, and states. Among other matters, the case brings to light neglect of infertility in national health policies. Discussion of this case, including matters of morality, reproductive damage, and salvage, points to the relative value of increased attention to infertility prevention and treatment for those countries involved, and a need for enhanced reproductive rights to stem illegal, cross-border activities in which those desiring a baby and those providing such services
engage in order to circumvent regulations.

Co-Sponsored by: The Viral Ports, Viral Currents: 2011 – 2012 Mellon Group, The Medical Narratives Mellon Group, the Center for Ideas and Society through a generous grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Workshops in the Humanities and also by the Department of Anthropology, and SEATRiP

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