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Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology$
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Scott Gilbert and Clara Pinto-Correia

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780231170949

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231170949.001.0001

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Stories of Infertility and its Conquest

Stories of Infertility and its Conquest

The Sisterhood of Bloody Mary

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(p.19) 2 Stories of Infertility and its Conquest
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Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology
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Clara Pinto-Correia

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231170949.003.0002

The story of assisted reproductive technologies are often told as conquests over adversity, if not conquests over nature, itself. But for many, assisted reproductive technologies have been a double curse: first, the infertility, itself, which is seen as a curse in all cultures; and second, as a curse upon their lives, as the monetarization of the field allows some people to get wealthy on the misfortunes of others. This chapter details both types of curses.

Keywords:   Assisted reproductive technologies (ART), history, infertility, ignorance

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