Women’s Experiences of Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment: Reflections on the Professionals’ Attitudes and Their Relations with Women
Introduction: Background of the Research
Feminist debates over the value and the meaning of new reproductive technologies for women’s lives in terms of gender ideologies are deeply divided. Although this is one of the crucial issues for the understanding of the structure of patriarchal ideology and practices, there is also a need for an empirical study of women’s social and psychological experiences of the processes of infertility examination and treatment. Therefore, this research study was rather focused on the experiences of women who were ready to sacrifice everything and submitted to medical treatment in order to become biological mothers.
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