The Art of Making Children: The New World of Assisted Reproductive Technology, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Art of Making Children

The New World of Assisted Reproductive Technology, 1st Edition

By Francois Ansermet


208 pages

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Paperback: 9781782204749
pub: 2017-08-23

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This book explores the issues that surround medically assisted reproduction by addressing them from the perspective of four key areas: the mystery of procreation and the enigma of origin and where we come from; the question of difference and alterity in procreation (be it the breaking down of the notion that one comes from two in heterologous procreation to the aspirations for same-sex procreation, or the blurring of chronology and generations through cryoconservation); 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; and an exploration of how clinicians and professionals can respond to the subjective experiences of those who resort to medically assisted reproduction, and the singularity of each person's response to the difficult and complex questions it raises.

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