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Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with the New Biotechnologies (Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives)

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ISBN 10: 1845456254 / ISBN 13: 9781845456252
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Title: Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: ...

Publisher: Berghahn Books

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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.

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Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli is an Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology at the University of Haifa, Israel and has published extensively on the policy and practice of reproductive technologies in Israel.

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