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The end of motherhood as we have known it.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9615571     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The new reproductive technologies have dramatic social implications, undermining previous biological assumptions about the relationships between mothers and fathers and children within families. Insofar as we may now distinguish between genetic motherhood, gestational motherhood, and social motherhood, three different women may participate in the decision to produce a child. Who is its "real" mother? Given the complicated interpenetration of nature and technology within reproductive situations today, we need to develop new social accounts of what it means to create a family. We require new narratives that highlight the wondrous kinship possibilities afforded by the new reproductive technologies while at the same time articulating the responsibilities of parenthood within new familial groupings.
P S Mann
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0027-2507     ISO Abbreviation:  Mt. Sinai J. Med.     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-07     Completed Date:  1998-08-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0241032     Medline TA:  Mt Sinai J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-200; discussion 215-23     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cloning, Organism
Interpersonal Relations
Reproductive Techniques*
Social Perception
Social Values
Surrogate Mothers

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