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Michael Freeman

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199545520

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545520.001.0001

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Marketing Masculinity: Bioethics and Sperm Banking Practices in the United States

Marketing Masculinity: Bioethics and Sperm Banking Practices in the United States

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(p.213) 12 Marketing Masculinity: Bioethics and Sperm Banking Practices in the United States
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Law and Bioethics
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Cynthia R Daniels

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545520.003.0012

This chapter analyses the recruitment and marketing practices of the sperm banking industry in the United States. These practices raise ethical questions about the increasing commodification of sperm donors and the increasing stratification of sperm donors, whose value is determined not just by their health and vitality, but by the extent to which they mirror idealized traits of masculinity.

Keywords:   bioethics, sperm banks, sperm donors

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