Everything Conceivable How the Science of Assisted Reproduction Is Changing Our World

ISBN-10: 1400095379
ISBN-13: 9781400095377
Edition: N/A
Authors: Liza Mundy
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.00" wide x 5.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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 inEverything Conceivablerun the gamut from joyous to tragic; all of them raise questions we dare not ignore.

Liza Mundy is the bestselling author of Michelle: A Biography and Everything Conceivable. A longtime award-winning reporter for The Washington Post, she is currently a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. She lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Prologue: An Unexpected Development
The New Reproductive Landscape
Women and the Dilemmas of Modern Motherhood
Every Man a Father, Every Man Infertile
It Takes a Village to Make a Child: ART and the Evolving Human Family
"Sperm Bank Helps Lesbians Get Pregnant!": How Women Changed the Sperm-Banking Industry-and the Makeup of the Family
Two Men and Two Babies: Gay Fatherhood Through Surrogacy
Single Mothers by Choice, and the Magazine Article That Made Them
ART and the Rights of the Child
Be Fruitful and Multiply: The Big Family, by Overnight Delivery
"It's Always a Party with Triplets": The Advent of High-Order Multiples
Deleting Fetuses: Selective Reduction, ART's Best-Kept Secret
Twins: The New Singleton
Souls on Ice: America's Frozen Human Embryo Glut
Choice Revisited: Ethics, Feminism, and ART
Epilogue: Reproductive Science and the Future of Our Families
Afterword to the Anchor Books Edition
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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