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In Pursuit of Pregnancy: How Couples Discover, Cope with, and Resolve Their Fertility Problems
     

In Pursuit of Pregnancy: How Couples Discover, Cope with, and Resolve Their Fertility Problems

by Joan Liebmann-Smith, John J. Stangel (Foreword by)
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
After four years of infertility treatments, Liebmann-Smith became a mother, an experience that led her to examine obstacles to pregnancy. It may surprise readers to learn that a woman's likelihood of conceiving is a mere 20%, and diminishes drastically after her 35th year. The author here interviews three sets of childless, would-be parents of different ethnic backgrounds and professions about their failure to have children. Frankly discussing emotional crises, frustrations with prescribed drugs, etc., the infertile couples humanize the book's vital information. Liebermann-Smith's study is well documented and readily grasped by lay persons. A medical sociologist, she is knowledgeable about tests that determine male and female infertility, various aids to conception and their effects. There are also data on insemination from sperm donors, surrogate mothers and adoptions. A medical glossary plus lists of resources and organizations for the childless complete the text. (August)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780937858882
Publisher:
Newmarket Press
Publication date:
04/01/1991
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
224

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