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Test Tube Families
Author: Naomi R. Cahn

ISBN: 9780814716823
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 17 December 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 583.0 x 389.5 x 2.3
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"Cahn explores the relationships that underpin artificial reproductive technology: parenting, donating, and becoming (those who are the children brought to life through this process). . . . Much about assisted reproduction are the relationships that are fostered and challenged by the use of the technology, whether donor to potential parent, potential parent to state, surrogate to intended mother, or embryo to clinic, and after it is all 'done,' child to parent." --Michele Goodwin, author of Black Markets: The Supply and Demand of Body Parts The birth of the first test tube baby in 1978 focused attention on the sweeping advances in assisted reproductive technology (ART), which is now a multi-billion-dollar business in the United States. Sperm and eggs are bought and sold in a market that has few barriersto its skyrocketing growth. While ART has been an invaluable gift to thousands of people, creating new families, the use of someone else's genetic material raises complex legal and public policy issues that touch on technological anxiety, eugenics, reproductive autonomy, identity, and family structure. How should the use of gametic material be regulated? Should recipients b...

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