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The Stork and the Syringe: A Political History of Reproductive Medicine

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 02 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:926
  1. L Morrison

    Naomi Pfeffer Polity Press, £ 12.95, pp 235 ISBN 0 7456 1187 7

    Rationing has become part of health service culture. Choices - often tough, unpalatable choices about which services to buy - have to be made by health authorities struggling to balance the books. The financial costs of infertility services are high, but the psychological costs of not providing them for people desperately wanting children are also high. Such services are vulnerable when funds are limited partly because the issues are so complex.

    Attitudes towards involuntary …

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