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Author Marsh, Margaret S., 1945-
Title The pursuit of parenthood : reproductive technology from test-tube babies to uterus transplants / Margaret Marsh and Wanda Ronner.
Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2019]

Author Marsh, Margaret S., 1945-
Subject Fertilization in vitro -- History.
Reproductive technology -- History.
Infertility -- History.
Infertility -- Treatment.
Reproductive health -- History.
Fertilization in Vitro -- history.
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted -- history.
Infertility -- history.
Infertility -- therapy.
Reproductive Medicine -- history.
Health Policy.
United States.
Alt Name Ronner, Wanda.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 274 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note 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?
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 14, 2019).
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.
ISBN 9781421429854 (electronic book)
1421429853 (electronic book)
1421429845 (hardcover)
9781421429847 (hardcover)
OCLC # 1105893958
Additional Format Print version: 1421429845 9781421429847 (OCoLC)1090909865

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