In The World According to Garp,1 a feminist mother selects a stud and proceeds to raise her offspring in a fatherless world. This delightful book, published in 1976, raised the reader’s consciousness about reproductive options, motivations for their use, and potential for abuse or good in individuals’ lives and in the greater whole of society. Today, many new reproductive options are available, with more on the horizon.


Genetic Counseling Prenatal Diagnosis Mental Health Professional Artificial Insemination Bipolar Illness 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret F. Jensvold
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  1. 1.Biological Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental HealthNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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