UT Dallas 2012 Undergraduate Catalog

GST4325 - Motherhood and the Technological Womb

GST 4325 Motherhood and the Technological Womb (3 semester hours) Examines the relationship between reproductive technologies and the meanings of motherhood. Investigates the history of reproductive technologies and how various interventions and medical/technological "advances" have influenced the social, emotional, legal, political, and economic dimensions of motherhood and reproduction. Topics include conception and birth control, "test tube" babies, infertility treatments, surrogacy, fetal ultrasound imaging, high-order multiple births, genetic testing, cloning, and ectogenesis (artificial wombs). (3-0) R