This article examines a request for amniocentesis, a prenatal screening test, for a middle-class, professional couple in a a major city in Ontario, Canada. The unfolding of this case over time permits analysis of some practices employed in the Canadian and in the U.S. health care systems, especially insofar as these practices can be influenced by participants' technical knowledge, social networks, and willingness to persevere in the face of bureaucratic obstacles to "get what they want.".
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1996|
- Health care
- Prenatal care; Canada, Ontario
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Social Sciences (all)