Carol H. Browner

University of California, Los Angeles

Carole H. Browner, professor-in-residence in the departments of psychiatry and anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles, is preparing a monograph on the social implications of fetal diagnostic technologies. Drawing on a decade of interviews and clinical observations, Browner will focus on the relative underusage of pre-natal procedures by recent immigrant and ethnic minority women. She will explore how cultural attitudes, the input of male partners, and the clinical counseling process itself affect these women's decisions to undergo testing. Browner will also review the interdisciplinary literature on reproduction to probe the ethical and social issues surrounding the increasingly routine use of new technologies.


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