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dc.contributor.authorvan de Wiel, Lucy
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-20T00:31:10Z
dc.date.available2018-12-20T00:31:10Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-16
dc.identifier.issn2380-3312
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/287236
dc.description.abstract<jats:p>In the last decade, two influential new reproductive technologies have been introduced that are changing the face of in vitro fertilization (IVF): egg freezing for “fertility preservation” and time-lapse embryo imaging for embryo selection. With these technologies emerge alternative visual representations of the assisted reproductive process and its relation to time. First, frozen egg photographs provide a lens onto contemporary reconfigurations of reproductive aging and stage a life-death dyad between the frozen cell and the embodied self, which drives treatment rationales for egg freezing. Second, time-lapse embryo imaging creates visual recordings of developing embryos in the incubator; the resultant quantified visual information can then be repurposed as a tool for predicting embryo viability. As these two sets of prenatal images reference dying eggs and non-viable embryos, they demonstrate a necropolitics of reproductive time, in which not only the generativity of new life but also the encounter with the death, finitude and fallibility of reproductive substances drives a widespread and intensified engagement with reproductive technologies.</jats:p>
dc.description.sponsorshipAlan Turing Institute
dc.publisherUniversity of Toronto Libraries - UOTL
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titlePrenatal Imaging: Egg Freezing, Embryo Selection and the Visual Politics of Reproductive Time
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage35
prism.issueIdentifier2
prism.publicationNameCatalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience
prism.startingPage1
prism.volume4
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.34543
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.28968/cftt.v4i2.29908
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
dc.identifier.eissn2380-3312
dc.publisher.urlhttps://catalystjournal.org/index.php/catalyst/article/view/29908
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idWellcome Trust (100606/Z/12/Z)
pubs.funder-project-idWellcome Trust (100606/Z/12/A)
pubs.funder-project-idAlan Turing Institute (Unknown)
cam.issuedOnline2018-10-16


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