Breaking the Ice: Young Feminist Scholars of Reproductive Politics Reflect on Egg Freezing
preprintposted on 2023-03-13, 14:45 authored by Kathleen HammondKathleen Hammond, Alana Cattapan, Jennie Haw, Lesley A. Tarasoff
While proponents of social (i.e., nonmedical) egg freezing argue that it is liberating for women, opponents contest that the technology provides an individualist solution to a social problem. This article comprises personal and academic reflections on the debate on social egg freezing from four young women studying reproductive technologies. We challenge the promotion of social egg freezing as an empowering option for women and question cultural assumptions about childbearing, the disclosure of risk, failures to consider sexual diversity and socioeconomic status, and the expansion of the market in reproductive tissues.