Our Bodies Ourselves
Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS) is a nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts that develops and promotes evidence-based information on girls’ and women’s reproductive health and sexuality.
OBOS addresses the social, economic, and political conditions that affect health care access and quality of care. This contextual information has inspired readers to learn more about and to change laws and policies that affect their own and their family’s well-being.
The OBOS Global Initiative works with women’s organizations around the world that have translated and adapted “Our Bodies, Ourselves” to their country’s unique cultural needs. Many of these groups are addressing assisted reproductive technologies via their own work and in collaboration with OBOS (visit Global Collaborations for more information).
Surrogacy360 is one example of the Global Initiative’s work toward greater transparency and awareness concerning international commercial surrogacy.
Read recent blogs by the organization on the issue and the broader implications of assisted reproductive technologies, including:
- Is Surrogacy Always a Win-Win Situation, questioning the oft-touted belief that international commercial surrogacy benefits everyone.
- The Ongoing Tale About the Handmaid’s Tale, highlighting parallels with and points of departure from the recent television series, The Handmaid’s Tale.
- From In Vitro Babies to Skin Cell Maybes: The Shifting Landscape of Human Reproduction and Family Formation, on conversations and questions about family formation and regulation at the 2017 Baby Markets Roundtable.
- Chasing Global Surrogacy, on the trajectory of international commercial surrogacy in Asia.
- Bollywood Birds and Bees, on the influence of popular culture on attitudes and use of surrogacy in India.
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