Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Culture Change

  title={Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Culture Change},
  author={Marcia C Inhorn and Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
In 1978, the world's first “test-tube” baby was born via in vitro fertilization (IVF). The past 30 years have seen the rapid evolution of many other assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs)—some are simple variants of IVF, whereas others bridge the fields of assisted reproduction and human genomics. As ARTs have evolved over time, so have social, cultural, legal, and ethical responses to them. Indeed, ARTs are a key symbol of our times, representing the growing prominence of biotechnologies in… 

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