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Cosmopolitan conceptions : IVF sojourns in global Dubai

Author: Marcia C Inhorn
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2015.
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In their desperate quest for conception, thousands of infertile couples from around the world travel to the global in vitro fertilization (IVF) hub of Dubai. In Cosmopolitan Conceptions Marcia C. Inhorn highlights the stories of 220 "reprotravelers" from fifty countries who sought treatment at a "cosmopolitan" IVF clinic in Dubai. These couples cannot find safe, affordable, legal, and effective IVF services in their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Interview
Personal Narrative
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcia C Inhorn
ISBN: 9780822359135 0822359138 9780822359333 0822359332
OCLC Number: 892162516
Description: xxviii, 379 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue : Rahnia's reproductive journey --
Introduction : IVF sojourns --
Hubs : medical cosmopolitanism in the Emirates --
Hubs : reprotravel stories --
Absences : resource shortages and waiting lists --
Absences : reprotravel stories --
Restrictions : religious bans and law evasion --
Restrictions : reprotravel stories --
Discomforts : medical harm and the search for high-quality IVF --
Discomforts : reprotravel stories --
Conclusion : cosmopolitan conceptions.
Responsibility: Marcia C. Inhorn.


Marcia C. Inhorn's ethnography of international travelers seeking in vitro fertilization treatment in the global IVF hub of Dubai shows that infertile couples, or "reprotravelers," leave their  Read more...


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"Cosmopolitan Conceptions offers a fresh and much needed perspective on global infertility.... This book is a crucial read for those interested in the politics of reproduction, parenthood, kinship, Read more...

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