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IVF as a looking glass: Kinship, biology, technology and society through the lens of assisted reproductive technologies

AuthorsPavone, Vincenzo
Issue Date2015
CitationBioSocieties 10: 111–115 (2015)
AbstractIn 1978, the first In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) baby, Louise Brown, was born in the United Kingdom. In 2013, 25 years and 5 million IVF babies later, how has the world changed? How have we, as scholars, changed our way of looking at the complex interaction between biology and technology since the invention of IVF? How do kinship, gender and sex appear through the lens of IVF? These are just some of the questions posed, and brilliantly answered, by Sarah Franklin’s most recent book. Another fascinating and enlightening book, published by Elizabeth Roberts as a result of her anthropological fieldwork on IVF in Ecuador, also answers these questions in interestingly...
Publisher version (URL)https://doi.org/10.1057/biosoc.2014.44
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