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« Like mother, like daughter, like grand-daughter… »: Transgenerational ignorance engendered by a defective reproductive health technology

Abstract : Over the last decades, medical techno-scientific innovations have radically transformed reproductive processes at every level by putting the reproductive body under strict biomedical surveillance and submitting it to significant technological manipulation. Most of these innovations, often promoted as miracles and even revolutions, were generalised very rapidly thanks to ever-growing national and global markets. Their side effects on health were, however, insufficiently studied, or even ignored, until scandals (diethylstilbestrol, thalidomide, primodos, Dalkon Shield) or controversies (contraceptive pill, hormonal replacement therapy) unavoidably made them public. At the crossroads of STS, sociology of risk, medical anthropology, gender studies and ignorance studies, the aim of this international conference is to analyse the dynamics of ignorance production prior to, during but also after the rapid expansion of reproductive technologies, innovations and products. (Résumé de présentation de la rencontre internationale)
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Emmanuelle Fillion, Didier Torny. « Like mother, like daughter, like grand-daughter… »: Transgenerational ignorance engendered by a defective reproductive health technology. International conference "Minimising Risks, Selling Promises? Reproductive Health, Techno-Scientific Innovations and the Production of Ignorance", University of Lausanne (UNIL) ; School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS Paris), Nov 2018, Lausanne, Switzerland. ⟨hal-01938339⟩

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