Authors Archives: Lara Braff

Somos Muchos (We Are So Many): Population Politics and “Reproductive Othering” in Mexican Fertility Clinics

Abstract Although Mexican state officials have long attributed Mexico’s “overpopulation problem” to its “high” fertility rate, that rate is almost at replacement level today. Nevertheless, anxieties about overpopulation rooted in reproduction persist. Based on my ethnographic fieldwork in Mexico City fertility clinics, this article examines how overpopulation anxieties affect infertile women as they use assisted […]

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