reproductive technologies

reproductive technologies

various technologies applied to pregnancy and childbirth. These fall into three main categories: managerial technology, which includes the medical management of pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and birth; contraceptive technology, which ranges from the non-interventionist diaphragm or condom to hormone suppressants, intrauterine devices, and sterilization; and conceptive technologies, which include artificial insemination, surrogacy, fertility drugs, embryo donation and storage, and in vitro fertilization. Feminists and medical sociologists have become increasingly interested in reproductive technologies on moral, medical and political grounds. At one extreme, Firestone (The Dialectic of Sex, 1971) has argued that the development of reproductive technologies are likely to liberate women from biological restrictions, whereas Mies and Shiva (Ecofeminism, 1993) condemn reproductive technology as sexist and racist exploitation. The latter argument views invasive technology as furthering a masculinist conception of science which shows little concern for ‘nature’ or for the choices of individuals, particularly women. Recent debates over ABORTION and the development of men's rights and foetal rights have, it is argued, further eroded the freedom of women to control their own bodies.
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Summary: New Delhi [India], August 30 (ANI): The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Brazil for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics and Assisted Reproductive Technologies.
com)-- According to a market research report Human Reproductive Technologies Market 2013-2020 published by iHealthcareAnalyst, Inc.
The developmental trauma and intra-psychic conflicts of individuals using reproductive technologies are ubiquitous, yet it has been neglected as a topic of special interest in our clinical work.
Baker reported financial associations with Good Start Genetics, Ovuline, Roche, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies, and Teva Pharmaceuticals.
On her journey she learns that reproductive technologies offer much lower odds of success at the age of 40 than advertised.
Despite evidence from previous studies that links assisted conception involving IVF or ICSI with an increased risk of birth defects, there have not yet been data on the extent to which treatment causes the defects or whether the risk is similar across all assisted reproductive technologies.
While assisted reproductive technologies are associated with an increased risk of major birth defects overall, we found significant differences in risk between available treatments," says the lead author of the study, Associate Professor Michael Davies from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute and School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health.
The Bill is open about possibilities of homosexual couples becoming parents using assisted reproductive technologies if this kind of sexual relationship is legalised in India.
US) present ten papers exploring the practice of assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization outside of the Euro-American setting, with a focus on cultural significance and political impact.
By Shari Roan The turn of the century saw a huge burst of babies, worldwide, conceived with assisted reproductive technologies, such as in vitro fertilization, according to a new study.
Ethical Issues in The New Reproductive Technologies
Reproductive technologies have spawned new markets in the business of baby-making while old fears about the commodification of human life persist; the social norms lag well behind the scientific capabilities.

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