On the use of IVF by post-menopausal women

Hypatia 14 (1):77-96 (1999)
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Jennifer Parks
Loyola University, Chicago
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: Nonfeminist accounts of post-menopausal IVF reject the practice on four main grounds: 1) scarcity of resources; 2) fairness; 3) the "inappropriateness" of post-menopausal motherhood; and 4) concerns for orphaned children. I argue that these grounds are insufficient for denying post-menopausal women IVF access. I then suggest that a feminist evaluation of the practice is more compelling; ultimately, however, we have no strong grounds for a policy denying post-menopausal women access to this technology
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DOI 10.1353/hyp.2005.0065
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