Taking Baby Steps: How Patients and Fertility Clinics Collaborate in Conception

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Univ of California Press, Dec 19, 2017 - Social Science - 292 pages
In Taking Baby Steps, Jody Lyne Madeira takes readers inside the infertility experience, from dealing with infertility-related emotions through forming treatment relationships with medical professionals to confronting difficult medical decisions. Based on hundreds of interviews, this book investigates how women, men, and medical professionals negotiate infertility’s rocky terrain to create life and build families—a journey across personal, medical, legal, and ethical minefields that can test mental and physical health, friendships and marriages, spirituality, and financial security.
 

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Contents

part one infertility as an emotional
19
Illustrations
34
The Benefits and Burdens
71
part two reproductive treatment
89
Patients Perspectives on Treatment
109
Providers Perspectives on Treatment
142
part three documenting the informed
183
How Patients and Providers
200
Comparing IVF and Embryo
228
table
239
Thinking outside the Signature Box
255
Notes
271
Index
285
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Jody Lyne Madeira is Professor of Law at the Maurer School of Law, Indiana University-Bloomington, and the author of Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure.

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