105-1 週四演講 -Banking on Love: Enacting ‘Responsible’ Reproductive Citizenship through Egg Freezing
演講題目：Banking on Love: Enacting ‘Responsible’ Reproductive Citizenship through Egg Freezing
演講說明: The promise of egg freezing for women’s fertility preservation has entered feminist debate in connection with medical and commercial control over, and emancipation from biological restrictions of reproduction. This talk draws on semi-structured interview data with sixteen egg freezers from the mid-west and east coast regions of the United States of America. Rather than freezing to balance career and ‘have it all’, the women in this cohort were largely ‘freezing for love’ and in the hopes of having a ‘healthy baby.’ This finding extends upon feminist debate and challenges existing bioethical concerns about egg freezing by drawing on egg freezers own voices and the neoliberal positioning of the reproductive body. Together, they cast egg freezing as neither liberation nor oppression or financial exploitation, but rather, as an enactment of ‘responsible’ reproductive citizenship, a reinforcement of compulsory coupledom and the genetic relatedness of offspring.