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When IVF Fails

Feminism, Infertility and the Negotiation of Normality



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When IVF Fails by Karen Throsby
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This book is a discourse analysis of a series of interviews with women and couples who have had IVF unsuccessfully and who have subsequently stopped treatment. Taking a feminist approach, the book argues that treatment failure produces an ongoing and profoundly gendered burden of discursive work which is oriented towards locating the self, and the engagement with IVF, as 'normal'.

Author Biography

KAREN THROSBY is a Lecturer in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Her current research interests include pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and the donation of embryos for stem cell research. She has previously published articles on a variety of aspects of IVF failure and the end of treatment.
Release date NZ
August 20th, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
VIII, 223 p.
Palgrave Macmillan
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