Reproductive genetics, gender and the body: 'please doctor, may I have a normal baby?'.

@article{Ettorre2000ReproductiveGG,
  title={Reproductive genetics, gender and the body: 'please doctor, may I have a normal baby?'.},
  author={E M Ettorre},
  journal={Sociology},
  year={2000},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={403-20}
}
This paper's purpose is to highlight key sociological issues, that come to light when 'the body' becomes a theoretical site in reproductive genetics. By positioning the body as a central feature in this analysis, the paper: (1) describes how a mechanistic view of the body continues to be privileged in this discourse and the effects of this view; (2) examines how reproductive limits are practised on the gendered body through a feminised regime of reproductive asceticism and the discourse on… CONTINUE READING

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