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Encyclopedia of Reproductive Technologies, By Annette J. Burfoot

Encyclopedia of Reproductive Technologies

By Annette J. Burfoot (Editor)

Purchase at:  Amazon.com 

Format: Hardcover, 404pp.
ISBN: 0813366585
Publisher: Perseus Books Group 
Pub. Date: June 1999

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This encyclopedic survey describes key reproductive technologies of assisted conception from fertilization to cloning, and puts them into context both historically and critically. The 70 articles, authored primarily by women, are arranged into five sections<-->history of reproductive theory, early reproductive technologies including contraception and abortion, early infertility treatments, advanced infertility techniques, and genetic science. Each section is introduced. Technical entries are written in an accessible manner so that those without a scientific background can understand. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Preface

List of Acronyms

Pt. 1 Theories of Reproduction - Ancient to Contemporary   1

1 Historical Perspectives of Human Reproduction   5

2 Infant Feeding   15

3 Sex Preference   23

4 Genetic Engineering   27

5 Genetic Diagnosis   31

6 New Definitions of Family   36

7 Response of the Catholic Church to New Reproductive Technologies   42

8 Reprotech: A Feminist Critique of the Language of Reproductive Technologies   46

9 New Reproductive Technologies - Women and Science   50

10 New Reproductive Technologies as Dystopia   53

Pt. 2 Early Reproductive Technologies   59

11 Birth Technology   63

12 Birth Technologies: Critical Perspectives   75

13 Breastfeeding   79

14 Infant-Feeding Technologies   83

15 Contraception Technologies   92

16 Contraception - Ethics   99 

17 Diethylstilbestrol (DES)   105

18 Menstrual Disorder Technologies   109

19 Female Circumcision/Female Genital Mutilation   114

20 Abortion Technologies   118

21 Abortion - Ethics   122

22 Adoption and Restrictions on Abortion - Ethics   125

23 Prenatal Harm   128

24 Informed Consent and Women in Labor   132

25 Reproductive Health in the Workplace   135

26 Contemporary Midwifery   138

Pt. 3 Early Infertility Treatments   145

27 Artificial Insemination   149

28 Artificial Insemination Policy   154

29 Psychosocial Implications of Donor Insemination   160

30 Lesbian Access to Donor Insemination   166

31 Male Infertility   171

32 Ovulation Induction   180

33 Risk Perception and Health Screening   188

34 Prenatal Diagnosis Technologies   193

35 Prenatal Diagnosis - Critical Perspectives   198

36 Sex Selection   203

Pt. 4 Advanced Infertility Techniques   207

37 In Vitro Fertilization - Overview   211

38 In Vitro Fertilization - Historical Development   218

39 Ovarian Suppression by GnRH Agonists   222

40 Human Pituitary Hormones and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease   229

41 In Vitro Fertilization - Culture Media   236

42 In Vitro Maturation and Ova Freezing   242

43 In Vitro Fertilization and Male-Factor Infertility   247

44 Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT)   251

45 In Vitro Fertilization - Risks   255

46 Counseling   261

47 Selection and Assessment for Treatment   265

48 Egg Donation   269

49 Surrogacy   272

50 "Baby M" Surrogacy Case   280

51 World Health Organization Report on the Place of In Vitro Fertilization in Infertility Care   283

52 Advanced Infertility Technologies and Occupational Environments   289

53 Informed Consent and Advanced Infertility Technologies   293

54 Legislation - United Kingdom   298

55 Legislation - The Netherlands   303

56 Legislation - France   307

57 Legislation - Australia and New Zealand   310

58 Legislation - Canada   317

59 Legislation - The United States   320

60 Legislation - Germany   324

Pt. 5 Reproductive and Genetic Science   329

61 Fetal Tissue Research and Applications   333

62 Embryo Research   337

63 Embryo Research - Legal Issues   341

64 Cloning Technologies   347

65 Cloning - Ethics   356

66 Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis   361

67 Genetics - Discrimination   364

68 Genetic Counseling   367

69 Ectogenesis   370

70 Genetic Screening and German-Based Eugenics - Old and New   373

About the Editor and Contributors   381

Index   389
 


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