"In Brazil, the popularisation of the reproductive technologies was increased in the 90s with the broadcasting of a soap opera on surrogate pregnancy. Still today, it is common to find stories in the Brazilian national press on women pregnant with six embryos or speculation surrounding the future of human reproduction.
However, in contrast with the early introduction of reproductive techniques in Brazil, the diffusion of the new techniques was not followed by a social or political debate. More than that, in the field of anthropological studies, for instance, there were few analyses on feminist perspectives that considered the question. In contrast with other countries, where the discussion around reproductive technologies has engaged several sectors of the society, in a large exercise of democratic debate, the legislative process regarding this issue in Brazil has been controlled and conducted by representatives of the interests of three large classes, in this order of influence: medicine, law and the Catholic Church".

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