Extracorporeal Pregnancy as a Feminist Issue

Iskra Krstić

Abstract


Extracorporeal pregnancy (ectogenesis) presents perhaps the culmination of reproductive technology (NRT). Second wave feminism welcomed the use of NRT (including extracorporeal pregnancy) as a means of women’s liberation. Later on, theories belonging to the third wave pointed out the negative implications of NRT and reclaimed the power of unassisted reproduction. This paper will try to point out some remaining productive potentials of NRT and extracorporeal pregnancy. The author wishes to explore the changes in the conceptualisation of the integrity of the individual in the context of the feminist critique of ectogenesis.

Keywords


extracorporeal pregnancy, ectogenesis, new reproductive technologies, motherhood, feminism

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