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Dalhousie University
reproductive politics, health policy, Canadian politics, interest groups, public policy, assisted reproductive technologies, embryo research, biotechnology,
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About Me

Alana Cattapan is a CIHR postdoctoral fellow at Novel Tech Ethics in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. She received her doctorate in Political Science from York University, focusing on Canadian politics, gender, reproductive health, and public policymaking. A longtime feminist researcher and activist, she studies assisted reproduction and public policy, identifying links between the state, biotechnology, and the creation of a neoliberal citizen-subject.

Recent Publications

Cattapan, Alana and Dave Snow. “Of Research and Reproduction: Defining Embryo Research in Canada.” Monash Bioethics Review (forthcoming).

Cattapan, Alana and Ashley Doyle. “Patient Decision Making on the Disposition of Surplus Cryopreserved Embryos in Canada.” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada 38.1 (2016): 60-66.

Snow, Dave, Alana Cattapan, and Françoise Baylis. “Contesting Estimates of Cryopreserved Embryos in the United StatesNature Biotechnology 33.9 (2015): 909.

Petropanagos Angel, Alana Cattapan, Françoise Baylis, and Art Leader. “Implications of Egg Freezing for Physicians.” Canadian Medical Association Journal, 187.9 (2015): 666-669.

Cattapan, Alana, Roxanne Mykitiuk and Mark Pioro. “Notions of Harm in Canadian Law: Addressing Exposures to Household Chemicals as Reproductive Torts.” Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law, 1.1 (2015): 79-136.

Cattapan, Alana. “Risky Business: Surrogacy, Egg Donation, and the Politics of Exploitation.” Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 29.3 (2014): 361-379.

Cattapan, Alana, Katie Hammond, Jennie Haw, and Lesley Tarasoff. “Breaking the Ice: Young Feminist Scholars of Reproductive Politics Reflect on Egg Freezing.” International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 7.2 (2014): 236-247.

Cattapan, Alana. “On Reproductive Citizenship: Thinking About Social Rights and Assisted  Reproduction in Canada.” In Fertile Ground: Exploring Reproduction in Canada.  Stephanie Paterson, Francesca Scala, and Marlene Sokolon, eds. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s UP,  2014. pp. 152-177.

Media Coverage

Motluk, Alison. “Reimbursement discussions exclude donors, surrogates.” CMAJ (News) 188.1: E7-8. 5 January 2016.

Interview with Maritime Noon (Recorded Live to Air). CBC Halifax. 1 October 2015.

Goldman, Brian. “Egg freezing: the ‘options’ approach to parenthood.” White Coat, Black Art Blog. 13 April 2015.

Kirkey, Sharon. “Doctors warned not to encourage young women to freeze their eggs in new medical journal article.” National Post. 14 April 2015.

Ubelacker, Sheryl. “Freezing eggs no guarantee of giving birth: researchers.” CTV News [Online]. 13 April 2015.

Family doctors important in advising young women on egg freezing for future fertility.” Science Daily. 13 April 2015.

Interview with On-Air with Pamela McCallC-Fax 1070. 12 March 2015.

Weeks, Carlie. “Buying time: How egg freezing has moved into the mainstream.Globe and Mail. 8 February 2015.

Interview with Maritime Noon (Recorded Live to Air). CBC Halifax. 20 October 2014.

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