Modes of Mobility: Tracing the Routes of Reproductive Travel in the Asia-Pacific Region
Reproductive technologies and services have impinged profoundly on the relations between-and constitution of-individuals, groups, and nations. This has occurred amid the uncertainties arising in an industry in which human beings and human emotion are both the "means of production" and the intended final product. As the human reproduction industry expands, we increasingly need to think of it in a regional and global frame. Globalization is "a process of intensifying global social inter-relatedness, whereby space and time are compressed and previously separated locations [are] brought into a new proximity" (Eschle 2002, 316).1 Technologies such as gamete or embryo freezing and ease of air travel mean that reproductive relations are no longer (if they ever were) "domestic," either in the sense of the family home or of the home country (Franklin 2013, 271).