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By Christine Overall

This ebook blends feminist idea and philosophical services to supply a coherent research of a variety of ethical questions and social coverage concerns bearing on human copy and the hot reproductive applied sciences. themes coated contain: intercourse preselection, synthetic insemination, prenatal analysis, abortion, in vitro fertilisation and embryo move, surrogate motherhood, and childbirth. in the course of the e-book, the writer examines the values and assumptions underlying universal perceptions of sexuality and fertility, the prestige of the foetus, the price of youngsters, the character of parenting, and the jobs of ladies. In so doing, she develops a feminist method of answering questions about reproductive rights and freedoms, the price of a genetic hyperlink among mom and their offspring, the commodification of copy, and the results of reproductive applied sciences on ladies and kids. This ebook will be crucial analyzing for somebody drawn to the recent reproductive applied sciences, biomedical ethics, and women's well-being.

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361; Hoskins and Holmes, "Technology and Prenatal Femicide," p. 248; Clyda S. Rent and George S. Rent, "More on Offspring-Sex Preference: A Comment on Nancy E. Williamson's 'Sex Preferences, Sex Control, and the Status of Women,'" Signs 3 (1977): 512. 16 17 18 19 Bayles, Reproductive Ethics, p. 35. Cf. Powledge, "Toward a Moral Policy for Sex Choice," p. 203. Bayles, Reproductive Ethics, p. 35. Ibid. , p. 85. , p. 87. , p. 176. , p. 128. , p. 84. , p. 86. , p. 87. , p. 186. , p. 143. Gendercide.

104. 7 Jalna Hanmer, "Sex Predetermination, Artificial Insemination and the Maintenance of Male-Dominated Culture," in Women, Health and Reproduction, ed. Helen Roberts (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981), p. 175; M. , The Custom-Made Child? pp. 181-186; Betty B. , Test-Tube Women, pp. 238-241; Gale Largey, "Reproductive Technologies: Sex Selection," in Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. Warren T. Reich 36 Ethics and Human Reproduction (New York: Free Press, 1978), 4:1439-1441; Robert H. Glass and J.

Ive societies might rationally prefer sons over daughters, since although daughters would provide companionship and domestic help, a female child would be abused and devalued. Furthermore, she says, couples in places such as northern India should not be blamed for choosing sons, who are 21 economic assets, over daughters, who are liabilities. Even in industrialized nations some people may justifiably wish to have sons in order that the sons "may enjoy the freedoms which women are still denied," 22 or because the parents are 23 On unwilling to bring daughters into a misogynistic world.

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