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Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  5 ratings  ·  1 review
Rich with the voices and stories of participants, these touching, firsthand accounts examine how women of diverse racial, ethnic, class and religious backgrounds perceive prenatal testing, the most prevalent and routinized of the new reproducing technologies. Based on the author's decade of research and her own personal experiences with amniocentesis, Testing Women, Testin ...more
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published August 4th 1999 by Routledge
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Chris Friend
Excellent text on a difficult but vital (no pun intended) element of the social and personal effects of technological advances on the process of birth and the ability to decide to abort it.

Factual and forthright at times, bitterly personal at others, this is among the select few nonfiction texts that can pick up a reader from any knowledge level and carry that reader through a rich and fulfilling exploration of a complex and often misunderstood process.

The controversial nature of the topic is
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