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Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation

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Pared down to cold hard facts, surrogacy is the commissioning/buying/ renting of a woman into whose womb an embryo is inserted and who thus becomes a ‘breeder’ for a third party. Surrogacy is heavily promoted by the stagnating IVF industry which seeks new markets for women over 40, and gay men who believe they have a ‘right’ to their own children and ‘family foundation’. P ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published November 1st 2017 by Spinifex Press
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Hannah Ens
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
While the title makes the author's opinion of surrogacy clear, don't dismiss it out of hand if you hold a different view. Far from being an ultra-conservative manifesto, Klein references a wealth of resources, including quotes and viewpoints from pro-surrogacy parties, which are presented without malice before being critically examined. She also makes a point to mention her pro-abortion stance and recognizes prominent gay leaders in the anti-surrogacy movement. "Surrogacy" starts at square one b ...more
Kitty
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I had only a surface level understanding of the moral implications and real life travesty of the surrogacy trade, and this book was an excellent beginner's crash course. Short, simple, conversational tone with many citations to follow up on. ...more
Aurore
Mar 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Un livre clair qui explique en quoi la GPA est une violation des droits humains des femmes et des enfants. Renate Klein aborde de nombreux aspects de la GPA dont deux sont souvent oubliés des débats : le nombre de femmes dont la santé est mise en danger dans une GPA et la misogynie crasse derrière le principe même de la GPA.

Le nombre de femmes dont la santé est mise en danger dans une GPA :

Dès l'introduction Renate Klein explique pour elle met entre guillemets le mot de 'donneuse' d'ovocyte :
Don
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Uteri-My-Duderi
Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Good rundown, disagree with some of the conclusions outside of surrrogacy
Sara Christians
Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Powerful, factual, interesting, concerning. Klein is brave to tackle surrogacy and the reproductive technology industry. This is a wonderful book
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A really interesting look at the problems around surrogacy.
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Renate Klein was born in Zurich, Switzerland and has degrees from universities of Zurich, London and the University of California (Berkeley). She is known internationally for her work on reproductive technologies and information technologies. She has spoken to parliamentary committees and on TV, radio and print media about ethical issues in reproductive medicines. Her books include the internation ...more

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