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Assisted Reproductive Technologies in India

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Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) raise significant issues at the interface of technology, health and society. Manjeer Muherjee and Sarojini N.B. look at the intersection of patriarchal traditions, the scientific medical establishment, and the global market in India and their combined impact on the creation, proliferation and standardization of new reproductive technologies.

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  1. 1 ARTs, as it is commonly called, is a group of reproductive technologies, which assist conception and pregnancy. The category of technologies used for assisting reproduction range from simple or ‘low-tech’ methods like artificial insemination to ‘high-tech’ methods such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) in all its variation (Sama, 2006).


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The authors wish to thank Sashwati Bhattacharya for her support in writing this article.


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Mukherjee, M., Nadimipally, S. Assisted Reproductive Technologies in India. Development 49, 128–134 (2006).

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