The Custom-Made Child?

Women-Centered Perspectives

  • Editors
  • Helen B. Holmes
  • Betty B. Hoskins
  • Michael Gross

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Reproductive Technologie

    1. Helen B. Holmes
      Pages 1-18
  3. Diethylstilbestrol

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Anne J. Davis
      Pages 21-22
    3. Susan E. Dell
      Pages 23-28
    4. Barbara C. Tilley
      Pages 29-38
    5. Fay A. Rozovsky
      Pages 39-46
    6. Robin Erhart
      Pages 47-50
    7. Joan Hirsch Holfzman
      Pages 51-55
    8. Anne J. Davis
      Pages 57-61
  4. Prenatal Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Gerene D. Major
      Pages 65-66
    3. Mary G. Ampola
      Pages 75-80
    4. Elaine Locke
      Pages 81-87
    5. Fredric D. Abramson
      Pages 89-93
    6. Susan Rae Peterson
      Pages 95-104
    7. Gerene D. Major
      Pages 105-115
  5. The Neonate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Caroline Whitbeck
      Pages 119-121

About this book


Women most fully experience the consequences of human reproductive technologies. Men who convene to evaluate such technologies discuss "them": the women who must accept, avoid, or even resist these technologies; the women who consume technologies they did not devise; the women who are the objects of policies made by men. So often the input of women is neither sought nor listened to. The privileged insights and perspectives that women bring to the consideration of technologies in human reproduction are the subject of these volumes, which constitute the revised and edited record of a Workshop on "Ethical Issues in Human Reproduction Technology: Analysis by Women" (EIRTAW), held in June, 1979, at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Some 80 members of the workshop, 90 percent of them women (from 24 states), represented diverse occupations and personal histories, different races and classes, varied political commitments. They included doctors, nurses, and scientists, lay midwives, consumer advocates, historians, and sociologists, lawyers, policy analysts, and ethicists. Each session, however, made plain that ethics is an everyday concern for women in general, as well as an academic profession for some.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1981
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-025-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-6007-3
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