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Choosing Assisted Reproduction: Social, Emotional & Ethical, by Susan Cooper, Ellen Sarasohn Glazer

Choosing Assisted Reproduction: Social, Emotional & Ethical Considerations

by Susan Cooper, Ellen Sarasohn Glazer

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Format: Paperback, 400pp. 
ISBN: 0944934226 
Publisher: Perspectives Press, Incorporated 
Pub. Date: May 1999

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The author, Susan Cooper, email at: , June 11, 1998 

An in-depth exploration of social-emotional issues in ART. While providing basic medical information about high tech treatment, this book carefully details the social, psychological, and ethical considerations involved in assisted reproduction. It offers support and advice to couples regarding when to end treatment and consider alternatives to bio-genetic parenting, and provides a detailed discussion of all the third party options. The book also discusses how and when to talk to children, born as a result of third party collaboration, about their origins.

The author, Ellen S. Glazer, ( , June 5, 1998 

This book covers everything you need to know about ART Susan Cooper and I tried to cover the social and ethical aspects of assisted reproductive technology as well as the emotional challenges. We take a careful look at what the ARTs mean to families and especially, to the offspring. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Customer Review

Don't start infertility treatment until you read this!, September 11, 2000 
: A reader from Tinley Park, IL United States 
I can't believe that anyone let me start the process of infertility treatment (beyond the clomid stage) without telling me to read this. I found it on my own when having to decide whether my only chance to have a child, egg donation, was right for my husband and myself. I only WISH someone had told me about it sooner. It would have helped me think about all of "this" in a not so crazy way. It's technical, but, those of us who go through infertility procedures know more about the getting pregnant process than most books and online souces give us credit for. These authors treat us like intelligent human beings. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

This is a wise book !, June 3, 2000 
Reviewer: Dr Aniruddha Malpani (see more about me) from Bombay, India 
As an infertility specialist, I'd heartily recommend this book to all infertile couples - and their doctors as well. The forte of this book is the superb way in which emotional issues have been discussed.

expert guidance, April 19, 2000 
Reviewer: A reader from Boston, Mass. 
My husband and I have been struggling with infertility for six years and have read several books on the subject. Choosing Assisted Reproduction is the most comprehensive, informative and challenging book that we have come across. We were both relieved to see that the authors raise some of the ethical questions that we are struggling with. They do so in a very sensitive way, always respecting the difficult choices that infertility patients face in this new world of baby making. I recommend this book to anyone going through infertility, as well as to their families and friends. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

I could have lost my mind several times without this book, July 25, 1999 
Reviewer: A reader from London 
This compassionately written book has provided a constant reference and framework within which to think during the hugely emotional period of infertility. It has managed to normalise to some extent the weird world in which readers of this book dwell. It has contributed largely to my change of views on the right of the child to know its biological history. I would recommend it as essential reading for anyone going into third party parenting.

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