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Everything conceivable : how assisted reproduction is changing men, women, and t
Liza Mundy
Adult Nonfiction RG133.5 .M86 2007

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From Publishers' Weekly:

A revolution is taking place and it's being driven by the most fundamental of all human urges-the desire to reproduce. This revolution is the subject of Mundy's utterly fascinating book on assisted reproduction. The breadth and thoroughness of Mundy's investigation makes it nearly impossible to come away without having your opinions challenged if not changed altogether. Mundy, a feature writer for the Washington Post, combines a science reporter's objectivity with a mother's understanding, and she delivers her emotionally charged and often scientifically complex material in clear, bright and eminently readable prose. Mundy's research starts with the facts: 80 million people worldwide suffer from infertility; 500,000 frozen embryos exist in America alone; and fertility drugs are a $3-billion a year business. From there she interviews mothers, fathers, infertility doctors, surrogate mothers, egg donors, sperm donors and adult children conceived through surrogacy and in vitro fertilization. The picture that emerges is one of a social experiment so new and untested-legally, medically, ethically and socially-that it behooves us all to be as informed as possible. There couldn't be a better starting point than this book. 75,000 first printing. (Apr. 24) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

In the nonfiction Everything Conceivable: How Assisted Reproduction Is Changing Men, Women, and the World (Knopf. 2007. ISBN 978-1-4000-4428-3. $26.95), Washington Post reporter Liza Mundy traces the brave new world of assisted reproduction with great journalistic skill. Many stories in her book underscore the driving need and seemingly limitless ends to which people will go to have children and the heartbreak that often accompanies the quest. As science advances and the controlling power of nature is pushed back, will, luck, and money are as important to conception as egg and sperm. Mundy's look at the costs and rewards of this sea change in fertility is illuminating. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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