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Shifting Gears

Gay Becker

in The Elusive Embryo: How Women and Men Approach New Reproductive Technologies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224308
eISBN:
9780520925243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224308.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the cumulative effects of infertility treatment on the life of a couple. The pursuit of treatment initially ameliorated women's sense of failure and made them feel they were ... More


Women Rethinking Parenthood

Gay Becker

in The Elusive Embryo: How Women and Men Approach New Reproductive Technologies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224308
eISBN:
9780520925243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224308.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Redefining normalcy is the prelude to redesigning one's life. When women do not conceive, they begin to turn their lives in new directions. Reworking their gender identity continues while they are ... More


Accepting Vulnerability

Ruthann Knechel Johansen

in Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark: Reconstructing Life after Brain Injury

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231146
eISBN:
9780520927766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231146.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The chapter provides an overview of the behavioral actions of society and family members toward patients with traumatic brain injuries that help them to resume their normal lives. All who are touched ... More


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