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Author Marsh, Margaret S., 1945- author.

Title The pursuit of parenthood : reproductive technology from test-tube babies to uterus transplants / Margaret Marsh and Wanda Ronner.

Publication Info. Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2019]


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  618.178 MARSH    Check Shelf
Description xi, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : the past as prologue -- Test-tube babies just around the corner -- From first dream to first baby -- IVF comes to America -- From miracle births to medical mainstream -- The elusive search for national consensus -- A lot of money being made -- Beyond infertility -- Can the Wild West of reproductive medicine be tamed?.
Summary "Since the 1978 birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown, in England, more than eight million children have been born with the help of assisted reproductive technologies. From the start, they have stirred controversy and raised profound questions: Should there be limits to the lengths to which people can go to make their idea of family a reality? Who should pay for treatment? How can we ensure the ethical use of these technologies? And what can be done to address the racial and economic disparities in access to care that enable some to have children while others go without? In The Pursuit of Parenthood, historian Margaret Marsh and gynecologist Wanda Ronner seek to answer these challenging questions. Bringing their unique expertise in gender history and women's health to the subject, Marsh and Ronner examine the unprecedented means--liberating for some and deeply unsettling for others--by which families can now be created. Beginning with the early efforts to create embryos outside a woman's body and ending with such new developments as mitochondrial replacement techniques and uterus transplants, the authors assess the impact of contemporary reproductive technology in the United States." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Fertilization in vitro -- History.
Infertility -- History.
Infertility -- Treatment.
Reproductive health -- History.
Fertilization in vitro. (OCoLC)fst00923195
Infertility. (OCoLC)fst00972366
Infertility -- Treatment. (OCoLC)fst00972390
Reproductive health. (OCoLC)fst01095004
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Ronner, Wanda, author.
ISBN 9781421429847 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1421429845 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781421429854 (electronic)
1421429853 (electronic)
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