Infertility Around the Globe by Marcia C. Inhorn
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Infertility Around the Globe
By Marcia C. Inhorn

Infertility Around the Globe

New Thinking on Childlessness, Gender and Reproductive Technologies

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Infertility Around the Globe by Marcia C. Inhorn

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This exceptional collection of essays breaks new ground by examining the global impact of infertility as a major reproductive health issue, one that has profoundly affected the lives of countless women and men. Based on original research by seventeen internationally acclaimed social scientists, it is the first book to investigate the use of reproductive technologies in non-Western countries. Provocative and incisive, it is the most substantial work to date on the subject of infertility. With infertility as the lens through which a wide range of social issues is explored, the contributors address a far-reaching array of topics: why infertility has been neglected in population studies, how the deeply gendered nature of infertility sets the blame squarely on women's shoulders, how infertility and its treatment transform family dynamics and relationships, and the distribution of medical and marital power. The chapters present informed and sophisticated investigations into cultural perceptions of infertility in numerous countries, including China, India, the nations of sub-Saharan Africa, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Egypt, Israel, the United States, and the nations of Europe. Poised to become the quintessential reference on infertility from an international social science perspective, "Infertility around the Globe" makes a powerful argument that involuntary childlessness is a complex phenomenon that has far-reaching significance worldwide.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520231375
ISBN-10: 0520231376
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 355
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 30-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Marcia C. Inhorn

Marcia C. Inhorn is Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, International Institute, and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her books include Quest for Conception: Gender, Infertility, and Egyptian Medical Traditions (1994) and Infertility and Patriarchy: The Cultural Politics of Gender and Family Life in Egypt (1996). She is coeditor of The Anthropology of Infectious Disease: International Health Perspectives (1997). Frank van Balen is Associate Professor of Education and in the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of three books in Dutch on childlessness, infertility, and new reproductive technologies, as well as a large number of articles on these subjects in international journals.

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