We would like to think of the fertility journey as all happiness, love, and bringing beautiful new life into this world. But the fact is that there is a dark side of legal issues, persistent medical effects, and emotional distress that many donors and surrogates don’t know about before agreeing to donate or carry for IPs. In this episode, we talked to Diane Tober, Medical Anthropologist and Researcher at UCSF about her research and what issues she has seen as most prevalent within the dark side of the industry.
Dr. Diane Tober
Dr. Diane Tober is a medical anthropologist and associate professor at the University of Alabama. She is author of the book, Romancing the Sperm: Shifting Biopolitics and the Making of Modern Families. For the past several years, with funding from the National Science Foundation, she has been conducting research on egg donation in the United States and Spain.
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- Romancing the Sperm
- Egg Donor Research
- Learn more about our podcast: Fertility Cafe
- Learn more about our surrogacy and egg donation agency: Family Inceptions
- Learn more about independent surrogacy: Surrogacy Roadmap
- On the blog: The Pros And Cons Of Surrogacy For Everyone Involved
- On the blog: Side Effects Of Egg Donation: Understanding The Risks
- On the podcast: Ep 43: Body Autonomy For Surrogates and Egg Donors
- On the podcast: Ep 62: The Overturning of Roe v Wade Impact On the Fertility Industry
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