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Choice and the reproductive supermarket
Kelly Holloway

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Choice and the reproductive supermarket
a content analysis of documents produced by pharmaceutical corporation, Serono.

Published 2005 .
Written in English.

About the Book

This qualitative study explores the way infertility is constructed in documents produced by Serono, the top pharmaceutical company that markets reproductive technologies to couples with problems conceiving (www.serono-canada.ca). From a critical realist perspective, the study draws on feminist bioethics and social constructionism as theoretical models. Content analysis was used to examine patient brochures, a magazine supplement and a website. The major themes that emerged from this analysis are: Construction of Infertility, Infertility and Medical Treatment, and the Technologization of Infertility. The documents pose infertility as a problem deserving medical treatment by suggesting that biological birth is normal and natural, and that factors that thwart that process are abnormal and dysfunctional. Implicit is a subtle social agenda that 'normal' heterosexual partnerships require the ability to produce biological children. Given this dynamic, infertility deserves a medical cure. This cure is then linked to the development of New Reproductive Technologies.

Edition Notes

Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-02, page: 0837.

Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Toronto, 2005.

Electronic version licensed for access by U. of T. users.

GERSTEIN MICROTEXT copy on microfiche (2 microfiches).

The Physical Object

Pagination
123 leaves.
Number of pages
123

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL19217718M
ISBN 10
0494074809

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