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The Pursuit of Parenthood - Reproductive Technology from Test-Tube Babies to Uterus Transplants (Hardcover) Loot Price: R521
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The Pursuit of Parenthood - Reproductive Technology from Test-Tube Babies to Uterus Transplants (Hardcover): Margaret Marsh,...

The Pursuit of Parenthood - Reproductive Technology from Test-Tube Babies to Uterus Transplants (Hardcover)

Margaret Marsh, Wanda Ronner

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Since the 1978 birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown, in England, more than eight million children have been born with the help of assisted reproductive technologies. From the start, they have stirred controversy and raised profound questions: Should there be limits to the lengths to which people can go to make their idea of family a reality? Who should pay for treatment? How can we ensure the ethical use of these technologies? And what can be done to address the racial and economic disparities in access to care that enable some to have children while others go without? In The Pursuit of Parenthood, historian Margaret Marsh and gynecologist Wanda Ronner seek to answer these challenging questions. Bringing their unique expertise in gender history and women's health to the subject, Marsh and Ronner examine the unprecedented means-liberating for some and deeply unsettling for others-by which families can now be created. Beginning with the early efforts to create embryos outside a woman's body and ending with such new developments as mitochondrial replacement techniques and uterus transplants, the authors assess the impact of contemporary reproductive technology in the United States. In this volume, we meet the scientists and physicians who have developed these technologies and the women and men who have used them. Along the way, the book dispels a number of fertility myths, offers policy recommendations that are intended to bring clarity and judgment to this complicated medical history, and reveals why the United States is still known as the "Wild West" of reproductive medicine.

General

Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2019
First published: 2019
Authors: Margaret Marsh • Wanda Ronner
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-1-4214-2984-7
Categories: Books > Medicine > General issues > History of medicine
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Impact of science & technology on society
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > History of science
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Ethical issues & debates > General
Books > Medicine > Pre-clinical medicine: basic sciences > Human reproduction, growth & development > Reproductive medicine > General
LSN: 1-4214-2984-5
Barcode: 9781421429847

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