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Healing The Infertile Family: in the Search for Parenthood, by Gay Becker, Robert D. Nachtigall

Healing The Infertile Family: Strengthening Your Relationship in the Search for Parenthood

by Gay Becker, Robert D. Nachtigall

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Format: Paperback, 287pp. 
ISBN: 0520211804
Publisher: University of California Press 
Pub. Date: October 1997

Description from Amazon.com

Editorial Reviews

Linda M. Whiteford, Medical Anthropology Quarterly 
"A straightforward, immensely readable guide to surviving marital stresses imposed by infertility. . . . The author beautifully weaves her own analytic voice through the narratives of the couples she interviewed."

Julie Jones-Wright, Family Relations 
"Healing the Infertile Family explores what happens between men and women when they make the decision to have children and then must cope with the trauma of infertility. . . . Throughout the book comments from interviews are effectively used to illustrate the book with real life experiences."

Patricia Honea-Fleming, National Resolve Newsletter 
"By addressing such fundamental issues as the meaning of family and the unfolding of gender differences, Becker allows the reader to examine the deep issues underlying the desire for children."

Book Description 

Unlike most infertility books that focus on medical treatment, Healing the Infertile Family examines the social and emotional problems experienced by couples confronting infertility and suggests how they can be alleviated. In this updated edition, Gay Becker discusses her most recent study of couples experiencing infertility and offers guidelines for resolution of this common problem that will enable couples to face the future with hope.

About the Author 

Gay Becker is Professor of Medical Anthropology, and Social and Behavioral Sciences, at the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the author of Growing Old in Silence (1980) and Disrupted Lives: How People Create Meaning in a Chaotic World, (California, forthcoming).

Description from BarnesandNoble.com

Annotation

Unlike most infertility books that focus on medical treatment, Healing the Infertile Family examines the social and emotional problems experienced by couples confronting infertility and suggests how they can be alleviated. In this updated edition, Gay Becker discusses her most recent study of couples experiencing infertility and offers guidelines for resolution of this common problem that will enable couples to face the future with hope.

"A straightforward, immensely readable guide to surviving marital stresses imposed by infertility. . . . The author beautifully weaves her own analytic voice through the narratives of the couples she interviewed." (Linda M. Whiteford, Medical Anthropology Quarterly)

"Healing the Infertile Family explores what happens between men and women when they make the decision to have children and then must cope with the trauma of infertility. . . . Throughout the book comments from interviews are effectively used to illustrate the book with real life experiences." (Julie Jones-Wright, Family Relations)

"By addressing such fundamental issues as the meaning of family and the unfolding of ger differences, Becker allows the reader to examine the deep issues underlying the desire for children." (Patricia Honea-Fleming, National Resolve Newsletter)

Author Bio: Gay Becker is Professor of Medical Anthropology, and Social and Behavioral Sciences, at the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the author of Growing Old in Silence (1980) and Disrupted Lives: How People Create Meaning in a Chaotic World, (California, forthcoming).

From the Publisher

Unlike most infertility books that focus on medical treatment, Healing the Infertile Family examines the social and emotional problems experienced by couples confronting infertility and suggests how they can be alleviated. In this updated edition, Gay Becker discusses her most recent study of couples experiencing infertility and offers guidelines for resolution of this common problem that will enable couples to face the future with hope.
 


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