Stratified Reproduction Case Study

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Stratified reproduction describes the power relations by which some categories of people are empowered to nurture and reproduce, while others are disempowered. Make a case about the extent to which reproductive technology is a key site through which to examine stratified reproduction. In developing your answer, be sure to address the following: How might assumptions about gender, race, class, age, disability, and sexuality impact the availability, use, and outcome of reproductive technologies? Use at least four readings as well as examples of particular reproductive technologies in your answer.

“You got this Norplant you keep “these are the world told to Yvonne Thomas, an African American woman encouraged to try Norplant in the story “From Norplant to the
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In this case Yvonne Thomas was denied the empowerment to reproduce. Low socioeconomic status women rely on government assistance to care for their children and families. To reduce the amount of births to low SES women governments suggested supplying these women with birth control. In 19990 Kimelman argued that, “the main reason more black children are living in poverty id that people having the most children are the ones least capable of supporting them.”() he added that he endorsed giving women on welfare financials incentives to encourage them to use the contraceptives. States adopted plans and measure that targeted low income women. The idea that government believed they had the right to influence who was or is allowed to have children is beyond…. To decrease the amount of poor babies, states channeled thousands of dollars into faulty contraceptives that have caused pain to women. Despite the negative symptoms they were experienced women who returned to have this birth control removed were denied for fear that these women would have more poor babies that would require shelling out more
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