Everything Conceivable (Google eBook)
Award-winning journalist Liza Mundy captures the human narratives, as well as the science, behind the controversial, multibillion-dollar fertility industry, and examines how this huge social experiment is transforming our most basic relationships and even our destiny as a species.
Skyrocketing infertility rates and dizzying technological advances are revolutionizing American families and changing the way we think about parenthood, childbirth, and life itself. Using in-depth reporting and riveting anecdotal material from doctors, families, surrogates, sperm and egg donors, infertile men and women, single and gay and lesbian parents, and children conceived through technology, Mundy explores the impact of assisted reproduction on individuals as well as the ethical issues raised and the potentially vast social consequences. The unforgettable personal stories in Everything Conceivable run the gamut from joyous to tragic; all of them raise questions we dare not ignore.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LudieGrace - LibraryThing
Anyone who hopes to become a parent, or who is concerned about the societal impact of assisted reproductive technologies, should consider reading this book. Fascinating, and sobering. Read full review
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Mundy's chatty tone coexists beautifully with the huge amount of technical and emotional detail presented in this riveting book. Deals with every aspect of assisted reproduction, including some I ... Read full review
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