Fertility preservation: technologies in search of users

Authors
Mitu, Khadija
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Layne, Linda L.
Winner, Langdon
Campbell, Nancy D. (Nancy Dianne), 1963-
Morgan, Lynn Marie
Issue Date
2016-08
Keywords
Science and technology studies
Degree
PhD
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Abstract
This dissertation chronicles the rise of fertility preservation, an emerging subfield of medicine and a part of a multi-billion dollar a year industry. Fertility preservation is marketed to people who anticipate infertility due to a variety of risks such as fertility impairing cancer treatments and other gonadotoxic medical treatments, aging, occupational hazards, and medical transition of transgender body. This dissertation maps the changing, expanding market of fertility preservation technologies with a focus on cancer patients, aging women and men, and transgender individuals. The dissertation discusses the historical and cultural contexts in which these developments occurred.
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August 2016
School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Department
Dept. of Science and Technology Studies
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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