English title: Brave New Men’s World : On gene and reproductive technologies
Corporate author(s): Verein Kritische Sozialwissenschaft und Politische Bildung (ed.)
Keyword(s): genetic manipulation| reproduction rights| reproductive technology| in vitro fertilization| international population policy| women and developing countries| eugenics| violence| history
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The reader documents the first Austrian Women’s Congress on gene and reproductive technologies (1986) and contains the resolution
of the congress. The first historical section briefly summarizes the mechanisms to control women and sees the shift of control
of the entire human on a cellular level in today’s eugenics. It particularly focuses on the National Socialist population
policy. The second section describes current and planned applications of gene technology in agriculture and with humans concerning
sexual reproduction, e.g. in China and in peripheral countries. The development of the pill and intrauterine device (IUD)
is looked at in the context of the discourse on the population explosion. The third section focuses specifically on Austria.
The discourse on in vitro fertilization in Austria is analyzed and the population policy presented in the second section is
broken down on the concrete level of gynaecological practices and the practices of artificial insemination in Austria.