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Introduction: The Body and the Globe

Chapter


Abstract


  • Stories of assisted reproduction from around the world are ubiquitous in

    the mass media.1 In March 2013, a Chinese couple, Shen Jie and Liu Xi,

    were killed in a car crash, five days before they were due to have embryos

    implanted through in vitro fertilization (IVF). After a legal battle, both sets of

    parents of the deceased couple were able to access the frozen embryos stored

    in a hospital in Nanjing. Through a surrogacy agency, two embryos were

    implanted into the womb of a Lao woman who traveled to China on a tourist

    visa and gave birth to a baby boy, four years after the death of the intended

    parents. The grandparents are now raising the child (Ramzy 2018).

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Mackie, V., Marks, N. J. & Ferber, S. (2019). Introduction: The Body and the Globe. In V. Mackie, N. J. Marks & S. Ferber (Eds.), The Reproductive Industry: Intimate Experiences and Global Processes (pp. 1-13). Lanham: Lexington Books.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781498570657

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3943

Book Title


  • The Reproductive Industry: Intimate Experiences and Global Processes

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 13

Place Of Publication


  • Lanham

Abstract


  • Stories of assisted reproduction from around the world are ubiquitous in

    the mass media.1 In March 2013, a Chinese couple, Shen Jie and Liu Xi,

    were killed in a car crash, five days before they were due to have embryos

    implanted through in vitro fertilization (IVF). After a legal battle, both sets of

    parents of the deceased couple were able to access the frozen embryos stored

    in a hospital in Nanjing. Through a surrogacy agency, two embryos were

    implanted into the womb of a Lao woman who traveled to China on a tourist

    visa and gave birth to a baby boy, four years after the death of the intended

    parents. The grandparents are now raising the child (Ramzy 2018).

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Mackie, V., Marks, N. J. & Ferber, S. (2019). Introduction: The Body and the Globe. In V. Mackie, N. J. Marks & S. Ferber (Eds.), The Reproductive Industry: Intimate Experiences and Global Processes (pp. 1-13). Lanham: Lexington Books.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781498570657

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3943

Book Title


  • The Reproductive Industry: Intimate Experiences and Global Processes

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 13

Place Of Publication


  • Lanham