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Queering Reproduction

Author : Laura Mamo
ISBN : 082234078X
Genre : Medical
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DIVExamines the medical, social, and legal dimensions of the use of assisted reproductive technologies by lesbian women./div

Queering Reproduction

Author : Laura Mamo
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123392420
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Originally developed to help heterosexual couples, fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization and sperm donation have provided lesbians with new methods for achieving pregnancy during the past two decades.Queering Reproductionis an important sociological analysis of lesbiansrs" use of these medical fertility treatments. Drawing on in-depth interviews with lesbians who have been or are seeking to become pregnant, Laura Mamo describes how reproduction has become an intensely medicalized process for lesbians, who are transformed into fertility patients not (or not only) because of their physical conditions but because of their sexual identities. Mamo argues that this medicalization of reproduction has begun to shape queer subjectivities in both productive and troubling ways, destabilizing the assumed link between heterosexuality and parenthood while also reinforcing traditional, heteronormative ideals about motherhood and the imperative to reproduce.Mamo provides an overview of a shift within some lesbian communities from low-tech methods of self-insemination to a reliance on outside medical intervention and fertility treatments. Reflecting on the issues facing lesbians who become parents through assisted reproductive technologies, Mamo explores questions about the legal rights of co-parents, concerns about the genetic risks of choosing an anonymous sperm donor, and the ways decisions to become parents affect sexual and political identities. In doing so, she investigates how lesbians navigate the medical system with its requisite range of fertility treatments, diagnostic categories, and treatment trajectories. Combining moving narratives and insightful analysis,Queering Reproductionreveals how medical technology reconfigures social formations, individual subjectivity, and notions of kinship.

Beyond Bioethics

Author : Osagie K. Obasogie
ISBN : 9780520961944
Genre : Social Science
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For decades, the field of bioethics has shaped the way we think about ethical problems in science, technology, and medicine. But its traditional emphasis on individual interests such as doctor-patient relationships, informed consent, and personal autonomy is minimally helpful in confronting the social and political challenges posed by new human biotechnologies such as assisted reproduction, human genetic modification, and DNA forensics. Beyond Bioethics addresses these provocative issues from an emerging standpoint that is attentive to race, gender, class, disability, privacy, and notions of democracy—a "new biopolitics." This authoritative volume provides an overview for those grappling with the profound dilemmas posed by these developments. It brings together the work of cutting-edge thinkers from diverse fields of study and public engagement, all of them committed to this new perspective grounded in social justice and public interest values.

Healing The Infertile Family

Author : Gaylene Becker
ISBN : 0553349724
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A guide for parents who are unable to conceive a child offers advice on how to deal with the emotional and psychological challenges posed by infertility

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