Biosocial Society Symposium Series: Infertility in the Modern World: Present and Future Prospects Series Number 12 (Hardback)
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Biosocial Society Symposium Series: Infertility in the Modern World: Present and Future Prospects Series Number 12 (Hardback)

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Hardback 278 Pages / Published: 30/11/2000
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As we enter the twenty-first century, a number of medical, environmental and social changes have profoundly affected human reproduction. This book discusses some of the more dramatic changes in an accessible manner, illustrating the ways in which human biology and culture can affect fertility and providing a unique interdisciplinary perspective on the subject. Topics include medical technologies that equip us with potential cures for many causes of infertility; diseases such as AIDS that have a devastating impact on the reproductive and social lives of humans, particularly in areas with limited access to medical care; increasing industrialisation and the development of fabricated materials that pollute our environment in unforeseen ways with possibly devastating effects on human health and fertility; and, finally, social revolutions that profoundly alter human relationships, such as non-marital unions between heterosexual couples, same-sex relationships, adoption and surrogacy which are becoming increasingly common.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521643641
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
' ... useful to professionals and students.' Human Fertility
'Overall, this is an excellent overview of contemporary infertility issues, well written and engaging.' Journal of Biosocial Sciences
"The chapters included within this text are soundly written and well-articulated." Archives of Sexual Behavior
"Infertility garners much attention acros disciplinary lines because the condition implicates behavioral, sociocultural, political, economic, psychological, physiological, and ecological domains of human experience. Infertility in the Modern World is a useful addition to this literature... I would recommend the book to social and biological scientists interested in infertility." Elaine M. Drew, American Journal of Human Biology
"This well-written volume presents some extremely useful information for infertility specialists, including, most beneficially, a number of careful and up-to-date reviews of existing data. All in all, the volume is a testament to the complexity and persistence of human reproduction 'gone awry,' as well as to the considerable hope that lies ahead in solving this fundamental human problem." LUCE Press Clippings

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