About this title: Experts in history, law, ethics, philosophy, psychology, social work, and sociology explore the tension between biological and social conceptions of parentage. These essays reflect the changing concepts of parenthood, along with social factors that heighten conflict, such as single-parent adoption, gay and lesbian parents, child support laws, and new reproductive technologies. The contributors consider the effect of DNA-based paternity testing on family relationships and discuss the ethical, legal, and social implications.
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