Women and new reproductive technologies : medical, psychosocial, legal, and ethical dilemmas /
edited by Judith Rodin, Aila Collins.
Hillsdale, NJ : L. Erlbaum, 1991.
viii, 171 p.
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Hillsdale, NJ : L. Erlbaum, 1991.
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Based on a conference sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Network on the Determinants and Consequences of Health Promoting and Health Damaging Behavior, held June 16-18, 1987 in Key Biscayne, Florida.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Ten well-edited chapters examine perspectives of timely interest regarding women's health and reproductive technology. Contributors combine viewpoints on these issues from their respective disciplines in discussing medical, psychological, legal, ethical, cultural, and anthropological concepts related to recent technological advances or events. They discuss the impact and potential consequences of these events on the individual, family, and society. Sociopolitical ramifications are also suggested. Women's reproductive choices are thoroughly described and critically analyzed from a moral-ethical standpoint by experts in each field. This broad, thought-provoking review highlights the many controversies in this area. Unique to this presentation is the discussion of the interactive nature of changes in reproductive options resulting in social change and vice versa. References cited are comprehensive and current. A volume well suited to upper-division undergraduate and gradute students in the health professions, women's studies, and other social sciences disciplines.-M. A. Bright, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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Although major breakthroughs in reproductive technology have created dramatic opportunities for many people, they are not without problems. More significant than the question of whether the technologies are "good" or "bad," however, is for whom they are good, in what instances, and to whom they should be made accessible. These issues can be debated at multiple levels; from the ethical implications, to the social and psychological consequences for society and for the individual, to the legal and medical outcomes. Each chapter highlights a different array of problems and benefits, while emphasizing four major themes: the impact of technology on women's lives; the role of women; the individual versus society; and the fetus as patient.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
The New Reproductive Technologies: Overview of the Challenges and Issuesp. 1
The History of the Relationship Between Women's Health and Technologyp. 11
Pregnancy-Inducing Technologies Biological and Medical Implicationsp. 27
Autonomy, Choice, and the New Reproductive Technologies: The Role of Informed Consent in Prenatal Genetic Diagnosisp. 37
Ethical Issues Raised by the New Medical Technologiesp. 49
Women's Reproductive Rights: The Impact of Technologyp. 65
Women and Advances in Medical Technologies: The Legal Issuesp. 89
Psychological Issues in New Reproductive Technologies: Pregnancy-Inducing Technology and Diagnostic Screeningp. 111
Communicating About the New Reproductive Technologies: Cultural Interpersonal, and Linguistic Determinants of Understandingp. 135
The New Reproductive Technologies: What Have We Learned?p. 153
Author Indexp. 163
Subject Indexp. 169
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