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Main : biotechnology, body, children, health, medicine, mothers, non-fiction, pregnancy, reproductive technology, science


ISBN: 9780730002871
210 x 147 mm
65 pp
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Exploitation of a Desire: Women's Experiences with In Vitro Fertilisation
Renate Klein

Being accepted on the [IVF] programme raised wild hopes without any realistic information to back them up. Looking back I cannot say why I did not see through it.

IVF: the miracle technology, or an experimental procedure that violates women? In this exploratory study Renate Klein asks important questions of women who have been on the IVF programmes: Do women contemplating IVF know its dangers? Is it made clear to them that IVF is a failed procedure? Are women told of the 95% failure rate?

Forty women speak of their experiences: It seemed like a promise, a new technology. But it's not. IVF meant only pain and bitter disappointment. I felt like a baby machine; no one was interested in me as a person. I was just a chook with growing eggs inside. I felt very unspecial, like a laboratory rat...

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