- Title Pages
IThe Importance of the Story
2Stories of Infertility and its Conquest
IIFertilization and its Discontents
IIIThe Mother and her Fetus
5Normal Development and the Beginning of Human Life
IVImproving the Human Condition Through Biology: The Reality and the Fantasy
7Cloning Animals, Cells, and Genes
10The Human Condition of Fear and Wonder
AppendixA Field Guide to Assisted Reproductive Technologies
How Life Feels After Everything Fails, and, By the Way, How Do We Survive It?
- (p.175) 9 Infertility Wars
- Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology
- Columbia University Press
Although affecting nearly 6% of couples, infertility remains a taboo subject. It is not discussed by those who are afflicted by it, for whom it is often a source of private shame and pain. This chapter exposes the pain of infertility and the numerous types of damage that this secret has caused.
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