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<i>‘Fixing’ human reproduction</i>

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630889
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723568 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0034
‘Fixing’ human reproduction

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This chapter presents a 1996 commentary on the field of eugenics and the eugenics movement in the US. It argues that modern efforts to preserve the lives of marginally-viable infants is, like the eugenics movement, a myopic effort to improve on nature by increasing the ‘efficiency’of human reproduction.

Keywords: eugenics; reproduction; medical practice; marginally-viable infants

Chapter.  1903 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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