Our first “IVF baby”: Israel and Canada's press coverage of procreative technology

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Provides a comparison of the press coverage of the introduction of IVF in different contexts, giving a vantage point for examining the variability and the context-dependence of the issue. Sheds some light on the cultural-political-social problems that the new technology entails. Contrasts the differences between Canada and Israel, showing that both countries endorse modern technology in the field of medidine: in both countries, IVF was imported about the same time and both used the US and Britain as a frame of reference and model rather than local developments. Shows the cultural differences of how each culture embraced the new technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-38
Number of pages38
JournalInternational Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2000


  • Canada
  • Health care
  • Israel
  • Media
  • New technology
  • Press

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)


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