"Interviews with sperm and egg donors reveal an interesting dichotomy [that] may say a lot about how we view motherhood and fatherhood."--"Jezebel"
"[Almeling] pulls back the curtain on the egg and sperm market. . . . 'Sex Cells' explains how this unique industry shapes the way we think about gender and parenthood."--"Salon"
"One of the fascinating aspects of Almeling's research is that she explored how donors, both egg and sperm, perceive their own roles in a family."--"On Parenting/Washington Post"
"An inside look at how egg agencies and sperm banks do business."--"Law & Social Inquiry"
From the Inside Flap
This is a highly informative book. Almeling provides a balanced approach to this highly controversial subject. Although you might be conflicted by the ethical issues, you will definitely be extremely well-informed when you finish this book.” -Alan H. DeCherney, MD, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Almeling offers a wonderfully thoughtful analysis and an innovative cultural lens for viewing the gendered lives of sex cells and their commodification in the contemporary USA.” -Rayna Rapp, author of Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Impact of Amniocentesis in America