Infertility, medical and social choices.
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Infertility, medical and social choices.

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Published by Congress of the U.S., Office of Technology Assessment in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Infertility -- United States.,
  • Infertility -- Government policy -- United States.,
  • Human reproductive technology -- Government policy -- United States.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsUnited States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
LC ClassificationsRC889 .I5636 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 402 p. :
Number of Pages402
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2495901M
LC Control Number87619894

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