Embryo and fetal research

Embryo and fetal research

Who’s In control? eggs, embryos, fetal tissue

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Bonnie Lafave
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.4
Publisher: 
Women
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

In this article Bonnie Lafave discusses the implications of reproductive technology. Raises the frightening possibility of the abuse of women's bodies and the misuse of fetal tissue and embryos. Raises the question of consent. 

 


Science fiction/science fact

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Connie Clement
Edition: 
Vol 6, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the blurred narratives within science fiction and science practice. 

The hazards of human developmental gene modification

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Stuart Newman
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Looks at human developmental gene modification, sometimes termed germ-line gene therapy. Identifies specific dangers for women and for their children where genetic modification of human embryos or fetuses is pursued. Also presents an important gender analysis, pointing out that this kind of genetic experimentation is reliant on the powerful desire and expectation that women will do anything for their children.

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NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
Notes: 
Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health." Includes bibliographical references.
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