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Women's decisions about amniocentesis : new dilemmas, new fears

MacGarvey, Anna. 1996, Women's decisions about amniocentesis : new dilemmas, new fears, Ph.D. thesis, Deakin University.

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Title Women's decisions about amniocentesis : new dilemmas, new fears
Author MacGarvey, Anna.
Institution Deakin University
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 1996
Keyword(s) Human reproductive technology - Moral and ethical aspects
Human reproductive technology - Social aspects
Summary Explores how the development and availability of prenatal diagnostic testing creates dilemmas for pregnant women that previous generations of women never had to face. Examines the reasons for the women's decisions about amniocentesis in the context of their reproductive, personal and social circumstances. The thesis concludes that, regardless of whether the study participants had accepted or rejected the medical offer of prenatal diagnosis, it was shaped by their desire to gain a sense of control in reproduction.
Language eng
Description of original x, 389 leaves ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 176
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027665

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