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Title The big lie : motherhood, feminism, and the reality of the biological clock / Tanya Selvaratnam.
Author Selvaratnam, Tanya.
Publication Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2014.
Description 368 pages ; 23 cm
Call # 618.39 S
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "A candid assessment of the pros and cons of delayed motherhood. Biology does not bend to feminist ideals and science does not work miracles. That is the message of this eye-opening discussion of the consequences of delayed motherhood. Part personal account, part manifesto, Selvaratnam recounts her emotional journey through multiple miscarriages after the age of 37. Her doctor told her she still "had time," but Selvaratnam found little reliable and often conflicting information about a mature woman's biological ability (or inability) to conceive. Beyond her personal story, the author speaks to women in similar situations around the country, as well as fertility doctors, adoption counselors, reproductive health professionals, celebrities, feminists, journalists, and sociologists. Through in-depth reporting and her own experience, Selvaratnam urges more widespread education and open discussion about delayed motherhood in the hope that long-lasting solutions can take effect. The result is a book full of valuable information that will enable women to make smarter choices about their reproductive futures and to strike a more realistic balance between science, society and personal goals"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Machine generated contents note: One.A Would-Be Mother's Lament -- Two.What Is the Big Lie? -- Three.What the Experts Wish You Knew -- Four.Decisions, Decisions -- Five.The Limits of Evolution -- Six.Baby Madness and the Media -- Seven.The Roller Coaster -- Eight.The Global Landscape of Infertility -- Nine.Friends with Kids and Friends Without -- Ten.The Power of Optimism -- Eleven.Action Items for the Future.
Subject Miscarriage -- Personal narratives.
Motherhood -- Age factors.
Generative organs, Female -- Aging.
Feminism.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies.
ISBN 9781616148454 (pbk.) :
1616148454 (pbk.)
9781616148461 (ebook)

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