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Från pre-human till post-human: Embryots reproduktiva status i skärningspunkten mellan stat och medicin
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of the thesis is twofold: the first aim is to identify a number of reproductive logics that are used to construct Swedish regulation of embryo donation for reproductive use as either ethical or unethical in the governmental – and medical discussions – and to examine how these logics are interconnected with notions of gender and parenthood. The second aim is to identify a number of tensions that arise in the application of the governmental ethical logic on the embryo and embryo donation and discuss how these tensions can be solved with a feminist material approach. I argue that the terminology used to distinguish between genetic, biological, social and legal parenthood in my material is insufficient for understanding the value of the embryo outside its pre-human status. I therefore argue for an embryonic feminist bioethics that is attentive to the embryos post-human status, and for a reformulation of the parenthood terminology in line with what I call „reproductive ties‟.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
assisted reproduction, reproductive technologies, embryo donation, material feminism, gender, parenthood
National Category
Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19571OAI: diva2:642729
Subject / course
Gender Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-08-23 Created: 2013-08-23 Last updated: 2013-08-23Bibliographically approved

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