Introducing IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics.

7.2CoverFBIJFAB, edited by Mary C. Rawlinson, is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to sustaining and expanding the latest scholarly research in feminist bioethics. It is the official publication of the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB) and provides a new forum within bioethics for feminist thought and debate on ethical issues related to health, health care, and the biomedical sciences. The journal provides a common space for scholars from across the globe to explore the relation of feminist theory to feminist pedagogy and feminist practice across a wide variety of domains related to health. Issues feature articles, commentaries, and narratives, which expand the horizons of bioethics to include attention to the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health. IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics is available for sale at JSTOR and Project Muse. For more information click here. The latest issue is a special issue on Transnational Reproductive Travel. This special issue of IJFAB makes a unique contribution, from an explicitly feminist perspective, to the ethical debates surrounding transnational reproductive travel. Specifically, it highlights some of the challenges with the cross-border movement of both reproductive material and people. This includes travel by reproductive laborers (i.e., women who provide eggs for third-party reproduction  and women who provide gestational services), and intended parents. Some articles included are:

  1. Free-to-Read Introduction by Françoise Baylis and Jocelyn Downie
  2. At the intersections of emotional and biological labor: Understanding transnational commercial surrogacy as social reproduction by G. K. D. Crozier, Jennifer L. Johnson, Christopher Hajzler
  3. Merit and Money: The situated ethics of transnational commercial surrogacy in Thailand by Andrea Whittaker
  4. Achieving national altruistic self-sufficiency in human eggs for third-party reproduction in Canada by Françoise Baylis, Jocelyn Downie
  5. Cross-border sex selection: Ethical challenges posed by a globalizing practice by Rajani Bhatia

The full Table of Contents is available on Project MUSE or JSTOR

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