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xvi, 265 pages ; 25 cm
  • The reproductive revolution
  • Our eugenics past
  • The high cost of assisted reproduction
  • Race and ethnicity as barriers to ART access
  • Social infertility and the quest for parenthood
  • Disability and procreative diminishment
  • The harms of procreative deprivation
  • The new eugenics.
A provocative examination of how unequal access to reproductive technology replays the sins of the eugenics movement Eugenics, the effort to improve the human species by inhibiting reproduction of "inferior" genetic strains, ultimately came to be regarded as the great shame of the Progressive movement. Judith Daar, a prominent expert on the intersection of law and medicine, argues that current attitudes toward the potential users of modern assisted reproductive technologies threaten to replicate eugenics' same discriminatory practices. In this book, Daar asserts how barriers that block certain people's access to reproductive technologies are often founded on biases rooted in notions of class, race, and marital status. As a result, poor, minority, unmarried, disabled, and LGBT individuals are denied technologies available to well-off nonminority heterosexual applicants. An original argument on a highly emotional and important issue, this work offers a surprising departure from more familiar arguments on the issue as it warns physicians, government agencies, and the general public against repeating the mistakes of the past.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300137156 20170327
Law Library (Crown)


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