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Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378204-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7820-4
Published: 26 November 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376620-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7662-0
Published: 24 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003311-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0331-1
Published: 13 August 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390220-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9022-0
... are pragmatic negotiations in which lesbians ask two questions: will the child be accepted as mine? And will the child be similar enough to me and my family to be accepted as ours? As Sue and Sara illustrate, lesbians selecting a sperm donor often rely on ideas of biology and heredity to...
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391258-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9125-8
... by it all. As I col- lected data by interviewing lesbians about their encoun- ters with medicine, sperm bank personnel, and fertility specialists, I spent my evenings reading business news articles, surfing the latest biotech stock picks, and watch- ing as UCSF planned a new biotech campus...
Published: 22 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375357-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7535-7
... Many infertile couples travel to avoid their countries’ assisted reproduction laws, which may prohibit particular services such as third-party sperm and egg donation. Europe has the highest number of such laws, and hence the highest number of law evaders. Some of these European “outlaws” are...
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By James Applewhite
Published: 04 July 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387008-035
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8700-8
... bubbles the noise rejoice. O pattered-down patterning, prefiguring of spray upon a bough, you are liquid for spring’s generation, for tadpole sperm to gather in. Your molecules link into chains...
Published: 13 August 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390220-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9022-0
... suburbs with the boys. Eventually, Marie and Roslyn inseminated using sperm purchased from a local sperm bank, having decided, Marie said, that using an anonymous donor was their choosing a donor 87 best option; neither had a close male friend who would...
Published: 04 March 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393948-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9394-8
... across deepening Sunni-Shia religious and politi- cal divides in search of human gametes (i.e., donor sperm, oocytes, and embryos), even at a historical moment when tensions between these two Muslim communities are at an all-time high (Nasr 2006). As we will see, practices of assisted conception...
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397977-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9797-7
... for about thirty to fifty years, sperm counts have been declining, in both numbers and motility, among men in industrialized countries. Recent studies from Paris indicate that the decrease amounts to about 2 percent per year during the last two decades. A 175-page report from the Danish...
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By Laura Mamo
Published: 13 August 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390220-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9022-0
... found what he called ‘‘the suction function of the uterus, which takes place during orgasm’’ (Hard 1909, 163). How he discovered this function is unknown. 8 Pancoast attributed this pathology to an earlier bout of gonorrhea and sus- pected that the lack of sperm was the cause of the...
Published: 22 January 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377009-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7700-9
... gametes (oocytes and semen), or the gestation and birth of a child—to a third party in ex- change for a fee. Highly profitable sectors of the bioeconomy, including sperm banks, fertility clinics, and oocyte and surrogacy brokers, secure these contracts on behalf of their clients, the intending...
Published: 13 August 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390220-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9022-0
... of sperm, egg or uterus in partner). Regardless of the problematics associated with categori- zation of in/fertility, lesbians often need to negotiate such labeling and get 132 chapter four diagnosed as infertile in order to pursue high-tech options...
Published: 13 August 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390220-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9022-0
...- ternative insemination. Just as important, Esther met a group of women she would see with regularity over the next ten years. After the workshop con- cluded, Esther immediately purchased semen from a local sperm bank and performed inseminations at home. Eight months later, she still had not got- ten...
Book Chapter

By Laura Mamo
Published: 13 August 2007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9022-0
... histories and missions of their services, as well as their individual thoughts on queer reproduction. I owe particular thanks to Sherron Mills and sta√ members at Pacific Reproductive Services, Maura Riordan and sta√ members at the Sperm Bank of California, Leland Traiman of Rainbow Flag Health Services...
Published: 20 August 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385226-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8522-6
... referential texts in reviews of male contraceptive research (Briggs and Briggs 1974: 4 The paper included a short list of indicators to assess the e√ects of the compounds on reproductive functions in men. In this early trial, scientists monitored ten topics: mean sperm count, testicular size, body weight...
Published: 13 August 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390220-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9022-0
... healthcare information and services. Accidental or ‘‘oops’’ pregnancies were uncommon, as lesbians must actively choose to bring sperm into their lives and bodies. When their best-laid plans met unexpected obstacles, women responded to uncertainty and change in much the same way they approached their...
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383222-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8322-2
...-party reproducers (egg and sperm donors and surrogates), with the help of medical techniques, lab standards, body parts, psychological screening, and rapidly evolving laws, all take on part of this work. The examples below show that...
Published: 13 August 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390220-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9022-0
... of belonging 227 from commercial sperm banks; nitroglycerin tanks; and needleless sy- ringes); an increased reliance on sperm banks as key providers of tech- nosperm, information, and training; and the use of intrauterine and more advanced technological procedures...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399179-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9917-9
... retrieval. Ontological Choreography 173 If it doesn't work next time, we're going to go with a mixture with donor [using sperm from a donor as well as the husband's sperm during IVF, to increase the chances offertilization] Jake [her husbandJ26 didn't...