Woman’s Shifting Sense of Self

The Impact of Reproductive Technology
  • Donna Bassin


The title may imply that this chapter has a psychic hold on what may be the “greased pig” issue of contemporary feminist thought. It has not. The effect of reproductive technology on women’s psychological development and sense of self is of critical import for the creators, administrators, and users of these interventions. As such, there has been much concern from the feminist community regarding its potential exploitative and destructive impact on women.


Female Child Bodily Schema Reproductive Intervention Essentialist Position Natural Childbirth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donna Bassin
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  1. 1.Institute of Psychoanalytic Training and ResearchNew YorkUSA

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