Subversive practices of sperm donation - globalizing Danish sperm

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftKonferenceabstrakt til konferenceForskningpeer review

Resumé

During the past two decades, Denmark has developed in to an important destination for fertility travellers in need of donor sperm. Furthermore, two of the largest sperm banks in Europe have been established in Denmark, exporting sperm globally. This development has taken place at the same time as the use of donated sperm continuously has been debated as an ethical issue, and increasingly been regulated.

In this presentation I will discuss how Denmark became a destination for fertility travelling (sperm donation) as a result of various subversive strategies of family making. The article inquires into how the bending of boundaries by “inappropriate parents”, fertility travellers, private sperm banks and fertility clinics have been part in negotiating the changes of the legislation in practice, and thus been part of developing a Danish industry of sperm banking.

The presentation is based on a multi-sited ethnography drawing on ethnographic research including observations and interviews from fertility clinics and sperm banks in Denmark during 2002/2003 and 2011- 2013, legislative documents and websites of fertility clinics and sperm banks.

The presentation is methodologically inspired by Adele Clarke’s situational analysis based on Anselm Strauss’ social world arena theory, and Donna Haraways situated knowledges.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato8 okt. 2014
StatusUdgivet - 8 okt. 2014
BegivenhedINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR CRITICAL KINSHIP STUDIES. - SDU, Odense, Danmark
Varighed: 8 okt. 201410 okt. 2014

Konference

KonferenceINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR CRITICAL KINSHIP STUDIES.
LokationSDU
LandDanmark
ByOdense
Periode08/10/201410/10/2014

Citer dette

Willum Adrian, S. (2014). Subversive practices of sperm donation - globalizing Danish sperm. Abstract fra INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR CRITICAL KINSHIP STUDIES., Odense, Danmark.
Willum Adrian, Stine. / Subversive practices of sperm donation - globalizing Danish sperm. Abstract fra INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR CRITICAL KINSHIP STUDIES., Odense, Danmark.
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Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftKonferenceabstrakt til konferenceForskningpeer review

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