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The New Eugenics: Selective Breeding in an Era of Reproductive Technologies

Judith Daar


A provocative examination of how unequal access to reproductive technology replays the sins of the eugenics movement. Eugenics, the effort to improve the human species by inhibiting reproduction of “inferior” genetic strains, ultimately came to be regarded as the great shame of the Progressive movement. This book argues that current attitudes toward the potential users of modern assisted reproductive technologies threaten to replicate eugenics' same discriminatory practices. The book asserts how barriers that block certain people's access to reproductive technologies are often founded on biase ... More

Keywords: reproductive technology, assisted reproduction, unequal access, eugenics, genetics, Progressive movement, discrimination, minority

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300137156
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300137156.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judith Daar, author
Whittier Law School