Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with the New Biotechnologies

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli (Editor), Marcia C. Inhorn (Editor)

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Following the routinization of assisted reproduction in the industrialized world, technologies such as in vitro fertilization, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and DNA-based paternity testing have traveled globally and are now being offered to couples in numerous non-Western countries. This volume explores the application and impact of these advanced reproductive and genetic technologies in societies across the globe. By highlighting both the cross-cultural similarities and diverse meanings that technologies may assume as they enter multiple contexts, the book aims to foster understanding of both the technologies and the settings. Enhanced by cross-cultural perspectives, the book addresses the challenges that globalization presents to local understandings of science, technology, and medicine
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages304
ISBN (Electronic)9781845459413
ISBN (Print)9781845456252
StatePublished - 2009


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