Migrant extractability: Centring the voices of egg providers in cross-border reproduction.

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  • Author(s): Nahman M;Nahman M
  • Source:
    Reproductive biomedicine & society online [Reprod Biomed Soc Online] 2018 Nov 26; Vol. 7, pp. 82-90. Date of Electronic Publication: 2018 Nov 26 (Print Publication: 2018).
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Article
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Source:
      Publisher: Elsevier B.V Country of Publication: England NLM ID: 101700286 Publication Model: eCollection Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 2405-6618 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 24056618 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Reprod Biomed Soc Online Subsets: PubMed not MEDLINE
    • Publication Information:
      Original Publication: [Cambridge, UK] : Elsevier B.V., [2015]-
    • Abstract:
      This paper explores reproductive justice from the perspective of those at the beginning of the value chain of reproduction. This vantage point of egg providers can help lend important insights into the wider processes of family-making across borders today. It centres on ethnographic research conducted on contemporary cross-border egg provision performed by female migrant workers in Spain. Through this intersectional perspective, we stand to gain deeper insights into cross-border reproduction more widely. Egg provision can be a way for migrant women to gain temporary financial benefit. In a system that does not provide equal access for migrants to work and care, female migrants make themselves extractable commodities. As such, they are both a commodity and a worker at the same time. The example of female migrant workers providing eggs can be used to reflect more generally on egg provision, and on cross-border reproduction and reproductive justice models as used in queer cross-border family-building. Taken within the broader framework of reproductive justice, and with the struggles of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cross-border reproduction in mind, the paper begins by asking how three intersecting inequalities due to (1) migration/citizenship, (2) joblessness/contract working and (3) race facilitate the industry of cross-border reproduction? In what ways do female migrant workers mobilize their reproductive potential, including time, whiteness, other racial/phenotypic similarity to commissioning parents, and unstable work lives in cross-border egg donation? The paper ends with an argument for focusing analytical and political attention on the needs of those providing eggs; the most prized material resources for cross-border reproduction.
    • Contributed Indexing:
      Keywords: egg donation; human rights; migration; racism; reproduction; reproductive justice
    • Publication Date:
      Date Created: 20190216 Latest Revision: 20191120
    • Publication Date:
      20200527
    • Accession Number:
      PMC6360401
    • Accession Number:
      10.1016/j.rbms.2018.10.020
    • Accession Number:
      30766926
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      NAHMAN, M. Migrant extractability: Centring the voices of egg providers in cross-border reproduction. Reproductive biomedicine & society online, [s. l.], v. 7, p. 82–90, 2018. DOI 10.1016/j.rbms.2018.10.020. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=mnh&AN=30766926. Acesso em: 13 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Nahman M. Migrant extractability: Centring the voices of egg providers in cross-border reproduction. Reproductive biomedicine & society online. 2018;7:82-90. doi:10.1016/j.rbms.2018.10.020
    • APA:
      Nahman, M. (2018). Migrant extractability: Centring the voices of egg providers in cross-border reproduction. Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online, 7, 82–90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbms.2018.10.020
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Nahman, Michal. 2018. “Migrant Extractability: Centring the Voices of Egg Providers in Cross-Border Reproduction.” Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online 7 (November): 82–90. doi:10.1016/j.rbms.2018.10.020.
    • Harvard:
      Nahman, M. (2018) ‘Migrant extractability: Centring the voices of egg providers in cross-border reproduction’, Reproductive biomedicine & society online, 7, pp. 82–90. doi: 10.1016/j.rbms.2018.10.020.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Nahman, M 2018, ‘Migrant extractability: Centring the voices of egg providers in cross-border reproduction’, Reproductive biomedicine & society online, vol. 7, pp. 82–90, viewed 13 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Nahman, Michal. “Migrant Extractability: Centring the Voices of Egg Providers in Cross-Border Reproduction.” Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online, vol. 7, Nov. 2018, pp. 82–90. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1016/j.rbms.2018.10.020.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Nahman, Michal. “Migrant Extractability: Centring the Voices of Egg Providers in Cross-Border Reproduction.” Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online 7 (November 26, 2018): 82–90. doi:10.1016/j.rbms.2018.10.020.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Nahman M. Migrant extractability: Centring the voices of egg providers in cross-border reproduction. Reproductive biomedicine & society online [Internet]. 2018 Nov 26 [cited 2020 Aug 13];7:82–90. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=mnh&AN=30766926