Soc 340 Class Notes 2010-11-17

Soc 340 Class Notes - 22:32:00 Sociology of Human Reproduction 3rd Parties in Reproduction Surrogates Next week(11/24 NO CLASS (CheckBB Can

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18/11/2010 22:32:00 Sociology of Human Reproduction 11/17/10 3 rd Parties in Reproduction Surrogates Next week (11/24) NO CLASS - Extra-credit opportunity available (Check BB) Can also use for upper-division writing requirement Begin Section 3 of course Test Tube Babies Recap of Film Ultimately we wind up accepting IVF as a legitimate way to acquire a child Britain was the first to successfully use IVF, not United States o In 1978, Britain has 1 st IVF baby-Louise Brown ( US was in 1981, baby girl named Elizabeth Carr) Dr.Shettles Pioneered idea of in vitro, but it was unethical at the time, especially within the constraints of a conservative hospital (Columbia Hospital, NYC). People thought that science was moving too fast Negative reaction from the public at first Then, in 1978, the public saw that British baby Louise Brown was not deformed in any way, and people start to think that maybe this isn’t so horrible Assisted Reproduction (Third Party Reproduction) What happens when society/individuals have a high degree of control over childbirth and pregnancy? We want the control over reproduction, the ability to postpone it, the ability to make decisions about our own fertility Many say that too much control is a bad thing o some women may regret postponing pregnancy later on in life.
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2012 for the course SOC 340 taught by Professor Catherinemarrone during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Soc 340 Class Notes - 22:32:00 Sociology of Human Reproduction 3rd Parties in Reproduction Surrogates Next week(11/24 NO CLASS (CheckBB Can

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