Everything Conceivable

Everything Conceivable : How Assisted Reproduction is Changing Men, Women and the World

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In the last thirty years, the way we have children has changed utterly. For the first time, the estimated eighty million infertile people worldwide have a chance to be parents. Humans are now effectively able to cheat evolution. But, what are the wider consequences of this? In "Everything Conceivable", Liza Mundy, the first journalist to explore this subject in depth, meets gay families, surrogate mothers, egg donors and single mothers by choice. She looks at the workings of the fertility drugs industry, the phenomenon of eggs for sale, the increasing number of twins and the views of the Christian right and women's groups. And, as the meanings of life, birth, parents and families change, she asks: what are the real effects of the reproductive revolution?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 26mm | 324g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141022973
  • 9780141022970
  • 1,617,174

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Thought-provoking ... timely ... a major contribution to the debate ... what brings this book alive, however, are the compassionately realized personal stories Sunday Telegraph Fascinating and well-researched New Scientist Engaging and, at times, terrifying Boston Globe Fascinating -- and scary The New York Timesshow more

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Liza Mundy is an award-winning journalist at the Washington Post. She has been writing on the issues and questions around assisted reproduction for the Washington Post, Slate and others for the past two years. She was selected by Oliver Sacks for inclusion in The Best American Science Writing in 2003.show more

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