Women and New Reproductive Technologies: Medical, Psychosocial, Legal, and Ethical Dilemmas

Synopsis

Although major breakthroughs in reproductive technology have created dramatic opportunities for many people, they are not without problems. More significant than the question of whether the technologies are "good" or "bad," however, is for whom they are good, in what instances, and to whom they should be made accessible. These issues can be debated at multiple levels; from the ethical implications, to the social and psychological consequences for society and for the individual, to the legal and medical outcomes. Each chapter highlights a different array of problems and benefits, while emphasizing four major themes: the impact of technology on women's lives; the role of women; the individual versus society; and the fetus as patient.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Aila Collins
  • Nancy Schrom Dye
  • Sam Thatcher
  • Alan Decherney
  • Ruth Faden
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Hillsdale, NJ
Publication year:
  • 1991