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Power and Exploitation: Representations of the reproductive body in egg research and epigenetics

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ilke Turkmendag

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Abstract

This chapter discusses power and exploitation in the context of two different areas of biomedicine: egg research in therapeutic cloning and transgenerational epigenetics. These areas have a common interest in reproductive capacity with the aim of developing therapeutical or environmental interventions to advance the human race and further generations. Although these interventions may be well-intentioned, they also exert power over women’s bodies. This seems to create more responsibilities for women than opportunities, opening doors to exploitation, especially of women who are at reproductive age.


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Author(s): Turkmendag I

Editor(s): Wendy Rogers; Jackie Leach Scully

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Unpublished

Book Title: Routledge Handbook of Feminist Ethics

Year: 2021


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