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Selecting What? Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening Trajectories in Spain

  • Vincenzo Pavone
  • Sara Lafuente Funes
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Abstract

Based on research conducted in Spain, this chapter follows the narratives of 21 women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) with prenatal genetic diagnosis or screening (PGD/PGS). The analysis shows that there exist relevant differences between the experiences associated with these techniques and their related medicalization process. While the trajectory of women undergoing PGD for chromosome translocations or miscarriages resembles the PGS trajectory, women undergoing PGD in order to have offspring free of a specific genetic condition follow a different trajectory. While selection is always at work, the experience of it may vary significantly.

Keywords

PGD PGS Spain IVF Miscarriages Chromosome translocation Trajectory 

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  • Vincenzo Pavone
    • 1
  • Sara Lafuente Funes
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP), Consejo Superior Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)MadridSpain

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