Fall 2010 Exam 3 Study Guide

Fall 2010 Exam 3 Study Guide - 7 Describe why(the social...

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SOC/WST 340 Study Guide for Exam 3 fl10 1) What do we know about how women experience fertility declines and how this relates to age? 2) In the cases of “childless” women (in reading,) were there any common themes that united the women—for example, did the women in the study all regret (equally) not having children? 3) What was the final outcome of the Baby M case (Mary Beth Whitehead’s surrogacy case)? 4) What are some of the social consequences of sex selection? 5) What is meant by the term “commodification” of pregnancy? Think about the use of donors. 6) What are the reasons that international adoption has become more common in the US? Which countries are the typical sending nations today?
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Unformatted text preview: 7) Describe why (the social factors) that so many women were encouraged to “surrender” their babies for adoption in the US according to The Girls Who Went Away . 8) What is meant by the term New Eugenics? (Refer to readings) 9) When research on IVF (in vitro fertilization) began, was it immediately welcomed by the scientific community and society more generally? 10) Why do women often postpone fertility? 11) Do men and women get compensated equally (in dollars) for donating sperm or eggs? 12) Be familiar with Stacy Trebing’s presentation on her daughter Katie’s case and the use of PGD (pre-implantation diagnosis)...
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  • Fall '10
  • CatherineMarrone
  • In vitro fertilisation, in vitro fertilization, Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Mary Beth Whitehead

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