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From Horn Book
Explaining what researchers know about the causes of and current treatments for infertility, Marshall explores the different options available for infertile couples and discusses the complicated ethical questions that surround reproductive technology. Readers undaunted by the medical terminology will find this a thorough presentation. Black-and-white photos accompany the text. Bib., glos., ind. -- Copyright © 1998 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.
Description from BarnesandNoble.com
Discusses the causes of infertility, making the decision to seek treatment, various treatment methods, and controversies surrounding them.
From the Publisher
Since 1978, in vitro fertilization has led to the births of more than 30,000 children in the U.S. This book traces the history of modern reproductive medicine and discusses all the options currently available to infertile couples. It also describes the causes of infertility, how fertility problems are diagnosed, and the ethical controversies and concerns related to assisted reproductive technology.
From School Library
Journal Gr 8 UpAlthough many thousands of babies have resulted from advances
in medicine, books for children and young adults on this aspect of human
reproduction have been long in coming. Here the topic is covered in detail with
writing that is easy to understand. Scientific fact is made relevant by
including reports about real people and widely known news events that have
heralded progress in infertility treatments. The author provides a historical
perspective, a technical description of human sexuality and available
treatments, a discussion of ethics, and a look at the "industry" that
has sprung up around the practice of this type of medicine. The book is useful
for understanding the plight of individuals facing infertility, the treatment
choices available, the issues surrounding egg and sperm donation, and what
people participating in these processes can expect. Excellent research and
documentation make this a solid choice for reports or for understanding
infertility from a variety of perspectives. Black-and-white diagrams and
photographs are included.Melissa Gross, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA
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