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Everything conceivable : how assisted reproduction is changing men, women, and the world

Author: Liza Mundy
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Skyrocketing infertility rates and the accompanying explosion in reproductive technology are revolutionizing the American family and changing the way we think about parenthood, childbirth, and life itself. In this work of investigative reporting, journalist Mundy captures the human narratives, as well as the science, behind what is today a controversial, multibillion-dollar industry, and examines how the huge social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case Reports
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Liza Mundy
ISBN: 1400044286 9781400044283
OCLC Number: 73994503
Description: xx, 406 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : an unexpected development --
1. The new reproductive landscape --
2. Women and the dilemmas of modern motherhood --
3. Every man a father, every man infertile --
4. It takes a village to make a child : ART and the evolving human family --
5. "Sperm bank helps lesbians get pregnant!" : how women changed the sperm-banking industry, and the makeup of the family --
6. Two men and two babies : gay fatherhood through surrogacy --
7. Single mothers by choice, and the magazine article that made them --
8. ART and the rights of the child --
9. Be fruitful and multiply : the big family, by overnight delivery --
10. "It's always a party with triplets" : the advent of high-order multiples --
11. Deleting fetuses : selective reduction, ART's best-kept secret --
12. Twins : the new singleton --
13. Souls on ice : America's frozen human embryo glut --
14. Choice revisited : ethics, feminism, and ART --
Epilogue : reproductive science and the future of our families --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Liza Mundy.
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Skyrocketing infertility rates and the accompanying explosion in reproductive technology are revolutionizing the American family and changing the way we think about parenthood, childbirth, and life itself. In this work of investigative reporting, journalist Mundy captures the human narratives, as well as the science, behind what is today a controversial, multibillion-dollar industry, and examines how the huge social experiment that is assisted reproduction is transforming our most basic relationships and even our destiny as a species.--From publisher description.

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