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Experiencing Risks

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/9780520224308.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The meaning of risk has changed from its nineteenth century inception; formerly a neutral idea that took account of the probability of both losses and gains, the notion of risk now has primarily ... More


The Treatment Plan for Creating Babies

Naomi R. Cahn

in Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814716823
eISBN:
9780814790021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814716823.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the contemporary usage of reproductive technologies by focusing on the meaning of infertility in today's culture and its impact on individuals seeking fertility treatment. ... More


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


Embodied Technology

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/9780520224308.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explores the new reproductive technologies that emphasize transformation, and, in doing so, naturalize technology. They allow people to view embryos and fetuses as children. As couples ... More


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