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2016-10-05

105-1 週四演講 -Banking on Love: Enacting ‘Responsible’ Reproductive Citizenship through Egg Freezing

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演講題目:Banking on Love: Enacting ‘Responsible’ Reproductive Citizenship through Egg Freezing 
主講人:Charlotte Kroløkke 教授(Department for the Study of Culture, 
University of Southern Denmark)
時間:2016年10月13日(星期四)15:00—16:30 
地點:台大社會社工系館401會議室
主持人:簡妤儒 助理教授(台大社會系)

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.

近年來「凍卵」議題引發許多女性主義的討論,爭辯著這是醫療與商業的控制,還是能透過保存女性的生殖細胞
而從生理上的限制予以解放。從事生殖科技多年的丹麥學者Charlotte Kroløkke在這場演講中,透過她在美國所進行的訪談研究,提出不同的論點。她提出,這些女性並非是要藉由凍卵來平衡事業與生育計畫,而大多數是「為愛而凍」,農有個健康的小孩。透過呈現凍卵者的聲音,Charlotte Kroløkke試圖超越解放與壓迫的對立,提出這些女性是在力圖做好「負責的生殖公民」,受到雙人家長才適切的規範,以及後代品質以基因為重的價值所影響。