Beyond Baby M pp 131-147 | Cite as

Sexuality and Assisted Reproduction

An Uneasy Embrace
  • Kathy J. Harowski
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics, and Society book series (CIBES)


There is no doubt that mankind—only recently relabeled humankind—has long been engaged in a search for magic potions, and more recently technology, to change, improve, or eliminate sexual feelings, sexual behavior, and reproduction. History is full of examples of substances and mechanical contraptions used either to enhance or control sex and reproduction.1 Everchanging, these inventions reflect the culture’s sexual and reproductive goals and values, as well as the dominant cultural view of the role of men, women, and “experts” in the processes of sexuality and reproduction at a given point in time.


Sexual Dysfunction Assisted Reproduction Gender Dysphoria Assisted Reproduction Technology Human Loving 
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