Refusing Prenatal Diagnosis: The Meanings of Bioscience in a Multicultural World

@article{Rapp1998RefusingPD,
  title={Refusing Prenatal Diagnosis: The Meanings of Bioscience in a Multicultural World},
  author={R. Rapp},
  journal={Science, Technology \& Human Values},
  year={1998},
  volume={23},
  pages={45 - 70}
}
  • R. Rapp
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Science, Technology & Human Values
This article explores the reasons women of diverse class, racial ethnic, national, and religious backgrounds give for their decisions not to accept an amniocentesis or, having accepted one, not to pursue an abortion after diagnosis of serious fetal disability. The narratives of refusers reveal conflicts and tensions between the universalizing rationality of biomedical interventions into pregnancy and the wider heterogeneous social frame work to which women respond in their decision-making… Expand
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