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Making Multiple Babies: Anticipatory Regimes of Assisted Reproduction

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Volume 52

Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives



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Making Multiple Babies

Anticipatory Regimes of Assisted Reproduction

Chia-Ling Wu

Made available under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license with support of the National Taiwan University.

266 pages, 29 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-852-2 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (February 2023)


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“This book is a fascinating and insightful read … The author presents the concept of "anticipatory governance" as a means of exploring the evolving regulation of IVF. This is very useful and something I will certainly apply in my own work.” • Andrea Whittaker, Monash University

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Human beings have been producing more twins, triplets, and quadruplets than ever before, due to the expansion of medically assisted conception. This book analyzes the anticipatory regimes of making multiple babies. With archival documents, participant observation, in-depth interviews, and registry data, this book traces the global and local governance of the assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) used to tackle multiple pregnancy since the 1970s, highlighting the early promotion of single embryo transfer in Belgium and Japan and the making of the world’s most lenient guidelines in Taiwan.

Chia-Ling Wu is Professor of Sociology at the National Taiwan University. She has served as the editor-in-chief of East Asian Science, Technology and Society (EASTS), Journal of Women’s and Gender Studies, and Taiwanese Sociology. She co-founded Birth Reform Alliance in Taiwan, an NGO aiming to establish better reproductive care in Taiwan.

Subject: Medical AnthropologySociology

Making Multiple Babies by Chia-Ling Wu is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support of the National Taiwan University.

OA ISBN: 978-1-80073-885-0



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