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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

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

Clara Pinto-Correia

Columbia University Press

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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