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Contextual Approaches in Sociology

Edited By Adela Elena Popa, Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Icbay and Tomas Butvilas

Contextual Approaches in Sociology is a collection of essays on a wide range of sociological issues written by researchers from several different institutions. The volume presents applications of grounded theory, social capital, education, social rituals and gender issues. It will appeal to a wide range of academic leadership, including educators, researchers, social students and teachers, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact with students and teachers in a sociological context.
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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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