This book explores the issues that surround medically assisted reproduction. It addresses the place of destiny, including how to think about individual destinies in an age of increasingly accessible gene sequencing paired with a growing link between procreation and prediction.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Questions of Origin -- Introduction to Part I -- The gift of life -- The child explorer -- Why a child at all costs? -- Sexuality and procreation -- The father in procreation -- Being another -- New modes of origin -- Death in procreation -- Questions of Difference -- Introduction to Part II -- Donor insemination -- Same-sex procreation -- The child who comes from the cold -- A desire to clone -- Questions of Destiny -- Introduction to Part III -- A present-day oracle -- The tragedies of predictions -- The uncertainty of predictions -- The aspirations of pre-implantation diagnoses -- Procreation in the web of prediction -- Beyond Procreation -- Introduction to Part IV -- The mutations of the Symbolic -- Programmed not to be programmed -- The enclaves of the unexpected -- The fault line of origin -- Everything can always change