abortion: infertility and, 108, 114; legal
restrictions on, 189; tourism, 301.
See also multifetal pregnancy
reduction
Abu Dhabi, 18, 33–34, 45, 122; ivf in, 59,
248, 171
activism, 95–103, 302–4
adoption, 81, 84, 92, 181, 185, 205, 212,
214, 216–17, 303; Hindu views of, 187,
341n55, 344n92; Muslim views of,
xxi– xxii, 187–89, 216–17, 322n7
advanced maternal age (ama), 1, 12, 60,
64, 67–69, 83, 86, 118, 177, 253–54, 311
Af ghan i stan, 62
Africa: infertility in, 108–10, 114, 118;
sub- Saharan Africa, 24
After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse
of the Gulf Monarchies (Davidson),
297–98
age- related infertility. See advanced
maternal age
aids. See hiv/aids
Alexandria, Egypt, 17, 21, 125
Al- Qasimi, Noor, 297–98
American Hospital in Dubai, xxvii
American University of Beirut, 249
American University of Sharjah, 293
anchor babies, 261, 275, 347n40
androgen, 73–74, 317
anembryonic pregnancy. See blighted
ovum
anovulation. See polycystic ovary
syndrome
antiretroviral therapy (art), 109
Appadurai, Arjun, 22–24
Arab Gulf, 15, 17, 43, 297–98
Arab Spring, 18, 296
archetypal cosmopolitans, 329n55
Argentina, 10
aspirations, 1–3, 288–90
assemblage theory, 21. See also global
assemblage; global reproductive
assemblage
assisted reproductive technologies,
311. See also intracytoplasmic sperm
injection; intrauterine insemination;
in vitro fertilization; third- party
donation
asthenozoospermia. See male infertil-
ity: types of
Attar, Amer, 95–103
azoospermia. See male infertility:
azoospermia
bacterial vaginosis, 87
Bahrain, 124, 258, 297, 336n69
Beirut, 16, 249
Belgium, 134: as birthplace of icsi, 10,
25, 273, 315
biological citizenship, 300, 349n47
biological clock, 1, 69, 290. See also
advanced maternal age
Biological Relatives: ivf, Stem Cells, and
the Future of Kinship (Franklin), 290
biomedicine, 12, 21, 41–42
biopolitics, 42
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