L’autoconservation ovocytaire en France : analyse d’une pratique biomédicale controversée

Abstract : As part of the next revision of the French bioethics law (planned for 2019), the authorization of oocyte self-preservation for so-called social reasons is an important element of the debate in French society. Even though it has been the object of several institutional reports widely relayed by the media, it remains a poorly empirically documented phenomenon. The objective here is to contribute to this debate by analysing the arguments of these reports and by confronting them with the socio-demographic realities and the discourses and experiences of women who use this technique. We show that the major controversies around its use are mainly focused on the social risks that it would entail. Indeed, it could challenge the generational and gendered order of reproduction by permitting delayed motherhood and by giving more autonomy to women. These consequences, however, do not correspond to the maternal project and the experiences of the women we interviewed.
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Yolinliztli Pérez, Virginie Rozée. L’autoconservation ovocytaire en France : analyse d’une pratique biomédicale controversée. ¿ Interrogations ? Revue pluridisciplinaire de sciences humaines et sociales, Interrogations, 2019, ⟨https://www.revue-interrogations.org/L-autoconservation-ovocytaire-en⟩. ⟨hal-02204315⟩



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