The first page of this book summarizes the inquiry ventured by Azumi Tsuge, a professor in medical anthropology: what changes do fertility treatment and regenerative medicine bring to women and society? Primarily, the alienation and undermined autonomy of women were her answers, and she discusses these extensively in the subsequent nine chapters.

According to Tsuge's description in the afterword, the process of writing the book was complicated. She first wrote what later became chapter 5, which was primarily a description of the voices of the women she had interviewed for her inquiry into how female identity is affected by the cutting edge of reproductive medicine. In the same year, she also wrote chapter 8, discussing how the subjects of her study are alienated and have their autonomy undermined, based on historical and theoretical perspectives. These two chapters were followed by the other...

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