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Online discussion series

Tuesday, 21. June 2022 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Save in my calendar

Online discussion series

(Re)framing Reproductive Technologies

part of online discussion series (Re)framing Reproduction

Assisted reproductive technologies like IVF, egg donation and surrogacy offer new ways for people to become parents. Egg cells can be bought, reproductive labour can be paid for, genetic material can be selected prior to fertilisation. But these technologies come with ethical and medical implications. Is it right to exploit or “rent someone else’s body for your individual desire to have a baby? Are surrogates voluntary reproductive workers or are they the victims of a growing market for queer and hetero dreams of becoming a parent?

In the fifth episode of our online discussion series on (Re)framing Reproduction we will explore feminist positions on controversial questions relating to surrogacy and egg donation/transfer.


  • Amrita Pande, University of Capetown, South Africa.

  • Jovan Dzoli Ulicevic, Trans activist, Montenegro

  • Sarojini Nadimpally, Sama Resource Group for Women and Health, India

Moderator: Sham Jaff, a journalist and political scientist in Berlin. She writes the weekly newsletter 'what happened last week' on underreported news from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Jaff is also the host of several podcasts such as '190220 – Ein Jahr nach Hanau', a Spotify Original podcast that was awarded the Grimme Online Award in 2021.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Part of the series
(Re)framing Reproduction
Further dates of series
Tuesday, 24. May 2022
Tuesday, 07. June 2022
Tuesday, 05. July 2022
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