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Infertility and the New Reproductive Technologies

Speculations from a Psychodynamic Perspective
  • Randy Milden

Abstract

For women of childbearing age today, reproductive biology is one among many determinants of destiny. Women may choose to act on their biological capacities and have children. They may choose to delay or reject childbearing in framing their life plan. The subjects of this chapter, infertile women, find their wish to bear children countermanded by their bodies. They do not have the option of realizing a biological procreative potential. For many infertile patients, biology is a painful limitation on destiny.

Keywords

Artificial Insemination Infertile Woman Infertile Patient Infertile Couple Clinical Obstetric 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Randy Milden
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  1. 1.Dean’s Office and Departments of Psychology and General ProgramsHaverford CollegeHaverfordUSA

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