Everything Conceivable: How Assisted Reproduction Is Changing Our World

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Anchor Books, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 412 pages
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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 Conceivablerun the gamut from joyous to tragic; all of them raise questions we dare not ignore. From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

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User 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

LibraryThing Review

User 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

Contents

The New Reproductive Landscape
3
Women and the Dilemmas of Modern Motherhood
24
Every Man a Father Every Man Infertile
61
ART and
87
Gay Fatherhood
127
Single Mothers by Choice and the Magazine
154
S ART and the Rights of the Child
177
The Big Family
205
Selective Reduction ARTS
253
The New Singleton
273
Americas Frozen Human Embryo Glut
288
Ethics Feminism and ART
307
Reproductive Science and
331
Afterword to the Anchor Books Edition
345
Bibliography
381
Copyright

The Advent
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About the author (2008)

Liza Mundy received her A.B. degree from Princeton University and an M.A. at the University of Virginia. She is a feature writer at The Washington Post Magazine and her work was selected by Oliver Sacks for inclusion in The Best American Science Writing 2003. She has won awards from the Sunday Magazine Editors Association, among others. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and two children.

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