Women and prenatal testing : facing the challenges of genetic technology / edited by Karen H. Rothenberg and Elizabeth J. Thomson.

[1994], ©1994
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Women & prenatal testing


Columbus : Ohio State University Press, [1994], ©1994.

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xviii, 304 pages ; 24 cm.


Spine title: Women & prenatal testing


The genetic construction of prenatal testing: choice, consent, or conformity for women? / Abby Lippman--Women's roles in the history of amniocentesis and chorionic villi sampling / Ruth Schwartz Cowan--Prenatal screening and diagnosis: the impact on persons with disabilities / Deborah Kaplan--Reproductive genetics and gender justice / Mary B. Mahowald--Reproductive genetic testing, prevention, and the ethics of mothering / Ruth Faden--Ethics and reproductive genetic testing: the need to understand the parent-child relationship / Patricia A. King--The good mother: the limits of reproductive accountability and genetic choice / R. Alta Charo and Karen H. Rothenberg--What the law says about reproductive genetic testing and what it doesn't / Ellen Wright Clayton--Prenatal genetic testing: does it benefit pregnant women? / Elena A. Gates--Collective silences, collective fictions: how prenatal diagnostic testing became part of routine prenatal care / Nancy Anne Press and Carole H. Browner--Women's responses to prenatal diagnosis: a sociocultural perspective on diversity / Rayna Rapp--Reproductive genetic services for low-income women and women of color: access and sociocultural issues / Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson--The tentative pregnancy: then and now / Barbara Katz Rothman--Reproductive genetic testing and pregnancy loss: the experience of women / Rita Beck Black

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