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Home 2011 Moral Economies of Medicine, talk: "Gynecological Intervention and Ecuador's Economy of Corporeal Care"

Moral Economies of Medicine, talk: "Gynecological Intervention and Ecuador's Economy of Corporeal Care"

"Scars of Nation: Gynecological Intervention and Ecuador's Economy of Corporeal Care," Elizabeth Roberts, PhD

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Where Alumni Building (at McCorkle Place), Room 205
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Elizabeth Roberts is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Roberts is interested in the social and biological aspects of reproductive medicine, with emphasis on fertility clinics, in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and surrogate motherhood. Her research examines the material and spiritual models of IVF as practiced in clinics in Ecuador, a largely Catholic country that permits IVF despite official Catholic bans against the practice. Dr. Roberts is also interested in examining changing ideas about life and their relationship to changing political and economic contexts, particularly when life is redefined as beginning at conception, rather than at birth.

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