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Book Review. Reproductive Autonomy and Regulation: Challenges to Feminism. Shelley Day Sclater, Fatemeh Ebtehaj, Emily Jackson and Martin Richards (eds), Regulating Autonomy: Sex, Reproduction and Family. Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2009, xiv + 267 pp, price £35 (PB), ISBN: 9781841139463. Naomi R. Cahn, Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation. New York University Press, New York, 2009, viii + 295 pp, price $US30 (HB), ISBN: 9780814716823

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This review article considers Shelley Day Sclater, Fatemeh Ebtehaj, Emily Jackson and Martin Richards (eds), Regulating Autonomy: Sex, Reproduction and Family, 2009, and Naomi R. Cahn, Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market needs Regulation, 2009. It assesses autonomy in the context of reproduction and intimate relationships to determine in particular, whether a free market approach, provides for greater individual autonomy than state regulation and legislation. It concludes that autonomy is constrained by relational, contextual and normative influences so that neither regulatory system promotes unfettered autonomy.

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Biggs, Hazel (2010) Book Review. Reproductive Autonomy and Regulation: Challenges to Feminism. Shelley Day Sclater, Fatemeh Ebtehaj, Emily Jackson and Martin Richards (eds), Regulating Autonomy: Sex, Reproduction and Family. Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2009, xiv + 267 pp, price £35 (PB), ISBN: 9781841139463. Naomi R. Cahn, Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation. New York University Press, New York, 2009, viii + 295 pp, price $US30 (HB), ISBN: 9780814716823 Feminist Legal Studies, 18, (3), pp. 299-309. (doi:10.1007/s10691-010-9157-y).

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e-pub ahead of print date: 2 November 2010
Published date: 2010
Keywords: assisted reproduction, autonomy, family, feminism, intimate relations, privacy
Organisations: Southampton Law School

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Local EPrints ID: 340996
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/340996
ISSN: 0966-3622
PURE UUID: 4926dce7-73cd-4d82-ab66-5715ba1fef2b

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Date deposited: 11 Jul 2012 11:58
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:39

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Author: Hazel Biggs

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