In Search of Parenthood: Coping with Infertility and High-tech Conception (2nd Revised edition)

In Search of Parenthood: Coping with Infertility and High-tech Conception (2nd Revised edition)

By: Judith Lasker (author), Susan Borg (author)Hardback

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Judith N. Lasker is a Professor of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lehigh University. Susan Borg is Director of the Department of Urban Planning and Development, West Orange, New Jersey. Together they have also authored "When Pregnancy Fails: Families Coping with Miscarriage, Ectopic Pregnancy, Stillbirth and Infant Death."

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Judith N. Lasker is a Professor I the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lehigh University.


Preface to New Edition Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: The Trauma of Infertility 1. The Drive to Have Children Personal and Social Pressures * Why Not Adopt? * The Pressure to Keep Trying 2. Feelings of Grief The Grief Process * Grief with Secondary Infertility and Pregnancy Loss * Resolution Part II: The Methods 3. Artificial Insemination AIH and AID: Responses to Infertility * The Donor * An Experience of Donor Insemination * Keeping AID Secret * Single heterosexual and Lesbian Women 4. In VitroFertilization Success Rates * An Experience of IVF * The Risks of IVF 5. Surrogacy An Experience with Surrogacy * Screening Couples and Surrogate Mothers * The Relationship Between Surrogate Mother and Couple * Problems with Surrogacy 6. The Rise and Fall of Ovum Transfer: A Cautionary Tale Ovum Transfer as an Infertility Treatment * The Commercialization of Ovum Transfer * The Fall of OT * Ovum Transfer for Prenatal Diagnosis Part III: Significant Others 7. Donors and Surrogate Mothers * Who Becomes a Donor or Surrogate Mother? * The Ideal Donor, the Ideal Surrogate Mother * Finding One's Own Donor * Risks for Egg Donors and Surrogate Mothers * Risks for Sperm Donors * Donors and Recipients 8. The Professionals Professionals and Their Motives * The Power of Professionals * Meeting the Needs of Clients * Stresses on Professionals Part IV: Effects on the Family 9. The Couple Stresses on the Couple * Men and Women: Different Responses * Inequalities * Effects of Stress 10. High-Tech Children Special Problems for the Children * The Search * The Child's Relationship to the Donor or Surrogate Mother * Telling the Child * Single Heterosexual and Gay Parents * The Family 11. Reactions of Others Responses of Friends and Family * Public Responses * Reasons for Disapproval * Groups in Opposition * Coping with Disapproval Conclusion Scenarios for the Future * What Should Be Done? Notes Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/12/1994
  • ISBN13: 9781566392587
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781566392587
  • ISBN10: 1566392586
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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