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Imperfect pregnancies : a history of birth defects and prenatal diagnosis, Ilana Löwy

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Imperfect pregnancies : a history of birth defects and prenatal diagnosis
Title
Imperfect pregnancies
Title remainder
a history of birth defects and prenatal diagnosis
Statement of responsibility
Ilana Löwy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1960s, thanks to the development of prenatal diagnosis, medicine found a new object of study: the living fetus. At first, prenatal testing was proposed only to women at a high risk of giving birth to an impaired child. But in the following decades, such testing has become routine. In Imperfect Pregnancies, Ilana Löwy argues that the generalization of prenatal diagnosis has radically changed the experience of pregnancy for tens of millions of women worldwide. Löwy follows the rise of biomedical technologies that made prenatal diagnosis possible and investigates the institutional, sociocultural, economic, legal, and political consequences of their widespread diffusion. Because prenatal diagnosis is linked to the contentious issue of selective termination of pregnancy for a fetal anomaly, debates on this topic have largely centered on the rejection of human imperfection and the notion that we are now perched on a slippery slope that will lead to new eugenics. Imperfect Pregnancies tells a more complicated story, emphasizing that there is no single standardized way to scrutinize the fetus, but there are a great number of historically conditioned and situated approaches. --
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1948-
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Löwy, Ilana
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Abnormalities, Human
  • Fetus
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Imperfect pregnancies : a history of birth defects and prenatal diagnosis, Ilana Löwy
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : scrutinized fetuses -- Born imperfect : birth defects before prenatal diagnosis -- Karyotypes -- Human malformations -- From prenatal diagnosis to prenatal screening -- Sex chromosome aneuploidies -- PND and new genomics approaches -- Conclusion : PND's slippery slopes, imagined and real
Control code
ocn971615586
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 277 pages
Isbn
9781421423630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)971615586
Label
Imperfect pregnancies : a history of birth defects and prenatal diagnosis, Ilana Löwy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : scrutinized fetuses -- Born imperfect : birth defects before prenatal diagnosis -- Karyotypes -- Human malformations -- From prenatal diagnosis to prenatal screening -- Sex chromosome aneuploidies -- PND and new genomics approaches -- Conclusion : PND's slippery slopes, imagined and real
Control code
ocn971615586
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 277 pages
Isbn
9781421423630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)971615586

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