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RAMIREZ-GALVEZ, Martha. Fragmented and domesticated bodies in assisted reproduction. Cad. Pagu [online]. 2010, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0104-8333.

This article examines the mechanisms producing the meaning of infertility and the new ways of producing life through the use of conceptive reproductive technologies. The normative underpinnings of maternity and/or reproduction are highlighted, as well as the emergence and shaping of this field as a contemporary drive toward the commodification and consumption of biotechnology. Scientific progress, in this case, is incorporated in the techno-embryo, linked to the fetishization of the gene and the assertion of traditional values associated with consanguineous families.

Keywords : Assisted Reproduction; Biotechnology; Human Reproduction; Consumption of Technologies; Family.

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