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When IVF Fails

Feminism, Infertility and the Negotiation of Normality

Authors: Throsby, K.

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In spite of the fact that almost eighty percent of all IVF cycles are unsuccessful, the dominant representations of the technology are of its success. Based on extensive interviews with women and couples who have undergone IVF unsuccessfully and who have since stopped treatment, and taking an overtly feminist approach, the book explores the ways in which IVF failure is experienced and accounted for. The book argues that IVF failure and the end of treatment have to be carefully managed over time in order to construct the self as 'normal' in the profoundly gendered context of reproductive normativity. Treatment failure is identified in the book not only as a central, but largely excluded, aspect of the experience of IVF, but also of a proliferating range of new, more controversial reproductive and genetic technologies.

About the authors

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.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
When IVF Fails
Book Subtitle
Feminism, Infertility and the Negotiation of Normality
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50570-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230505704
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-3554-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-99976-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 223
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