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The Pieces of the Puzzle

From: Stolen Motherhood


This chapter examines three dimensions of surrogacy more closely: "the health of mother and child, the use of anthropological knowledge in the debate surrounding it, and the illusion that regulations can prevent women and children from being commodified."



Maria De Koninck

Maria De Koninck (PhD) was Université Laval’s first Chair of Women’s Studies. Her research has focused on women’s health, including childbirth and reproductive technologies. Her 20 years of international experience include work on HIV-AIDS in West Africa and maternal mortality (notably for WHO). She lives in Quebec City.