Towards a Feminist Assessment of Reproductive Technology

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Towards a Feminist Assessment of Reproductive Technology. / Koch, Lene; Morgall, Janine.

In: Acta Sociologica, Vol. 30, No. 2, 01.01.1987, p. 173-191.

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Koch, L & Morgall, J 1987, 'Towards a Feminist Assessment of Reproductive Technology', Acta Sociologica, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 173-191. https://doi.org/10.1177/000169938703000204

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Koch, L., & Morgall, J. (1987). Towards a Feminist Assessment of Reproductive Technology. Acta Sociologica, 30(2), 173-191. https://doi.org/10.1177/000169938703000204

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Koch L, Morgall J. Towards a Feminist Assessment of Reproductive Technology. Acta Sociologica. 1987 Jan 1;30(2):173-191. https://doi.org/10.1177/000169938703000204

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Koch, Lene ; Morgall, Janine. / Towards a Feminist Assessment of Reproductive Technology. In: Acta Sociologica. 1987 ; Vol. 30, No. 2. pp. 173-191.

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