Sex Selective Abortion and reproductive morality: Technology and the discourse on rights uses the theme of reproductive technologies to discuss issues of surveillance and power in the domain of conception and contraception. Examining a range of technological interventions, with a focus on abortion and female selective abortion in particular, it argues that these technologies both reinforce patriarchal state power over women’s bodies at the same time as they generate new modes of resistance and new alliances and subjectivities, reframing ideas of biopower (for example, in terms of forging relations between patients and health professionals, pitting doctors for the first time against the state).