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La carga de elegir sabiamente: La biopolítica al comienzo de la vida

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La carga de elegir sabiamente : La biopolítica al comienzo de la vida. / Fannin, Maria.

In: Gender, Place and Culture, Vol. 20, No. 3, 01.01.2013, p. 273-289.

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Fannin, Maria. / La carga de elegir sabiamente : La biopolítica al comienzo de la vida. In: Gender, Place and Culture. 2013 ; Vol. 20, No. 3. pp. 273-289.

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