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Sunday, March 8

10:05am PDT

(Re)productive Bodies, Stratified Technologies: Expanding the Horizon of Reproductive Justice
Feminist psychologists have theorized reproductive technologies as sites of both resistance and alienation, of reproductive autonomy and restriction. While some have critiqued them as tools of hetero-patriarchal control, others have suggested that they can be used to resist exclusionary reproductive narratives, allowing individuals to claim new identities, embodiments, and kinship formations. Issues of economic access also come into play as the commodification of reproductive technologies make them accessible to some and not others. However, the stratification of these technologies is complex and varied across many different social locations (and boundaries) beyond (and intersecting with) restrictions of economic access. Throughout this symposium, we will examine the technologization and stratification of reproduction across lines of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Drawing from critical queer and feminist theories of embodiment, biomedicalization, and reproductive justice, we explore notions of access, availability, and visibility among a variety of psychological and socio-historical contexts. Presentations explore the following topics: the exclusion of trans masculine individuals from literature addressing access to assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs), the role of psychology in shaping the discursive construction of abortion in the US for marginalized citizens, the commodification and disembodiment of the lactating body through the recent surge in milk banking, and the contemporary biomedicalization of sex and gender through the routine use of obstetric ultrasonography. Each presentation will be situated within the larger social-historical context, using queer and feminist theoretical frameworks as we work to expand the scope of reproductive justice.

Sunday March 8, 2015 10:05am - 11:20am PDT

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