Serving the transnational surrogacy market as a development strategy?

Schurr, Carolin; Friedrich, Bettina (2015). Serving the transnational surrogacy market as a development strategy? In: Coles, Anne; Grey, Leslie; Momsen, Janet (eds.) The Routledge handbook of gender and development. Routledge handbooks (pp. 236-243). London u.a.: Routledge

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This chapter engages with the transnational market of gestational surrogacy resulting from the innovation and spread of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) and reproductive services. In this new transnational market, women of lower economic and social status—often situated in the Global South—provide reproductive materials such as ova and surrogate services for elite women who come to the Global South in their search for inexpensive fertility treatment. Mapping the geographies of transnational surrogacy, this chapter first discusses the spatial expansion of surrogacy markets within the Global South. Second, drawing on India as a case study, it is questioned to what extent transnational surrogacy can be considered a development strategy both for national developing economies and for individual women in the Global South. The chapter concludes discussing the implications of these new markets for feminist research.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography > Unit Cultural Geography
09 Interdisciplinary Units > Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (ICFG)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Schurr, Carolin

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel
700 Arts > 710 Landscaping & area planning
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISBN:

978-0-415-82908-3

Series:

Routledge handbooks

Publisher:

Routledge

Language:

English

Submitter:

Julian Spycher

Date Deposited:

13 Sep 2018 16:32

Last Modified:

29 Jul 2019 14:11

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/119222

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