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Title Cracked open : liberty, fertility, and the pursuit of high tech babies : a memoir / by Miriam Zoll.
Author Zoll, Miriam, author.
Publication Northampton Massachusetts : Interlink Books, 2013.
Description xvii, 198 pages ; 23 cm
Call # 618.178 Z
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-198).
Contents One egg, please, and make it easy -- Push-me, pull-me love -- Welcome to casino fertile -- Jesus Christ, oy vey -- Life and death -- Living on the wild side -- Finding pink -- Adrift -- Capitalist conception -- A season of insomnia -- The waiting game -- No escape -- Fertility refugees -- Life cycles -- Jumping through hoops -- Shell shocked -- Renewal -- Storks.
Summary "Cracked Open is Miriam Zoll's eye-opening account of growing into womanhood with the simultaneous opportunities offered by the U.S. women's movement and new discoveries in reproductive technologies. Influenced by the pervasive media and cultural messages suggesting that science had finally eclipsed Mother Nature, Zoll postponed motherhood until the age of 40. When things don't progress as she had hoped, she enters a world of medical seduction and bioethical quagmires. Desperate to conceive, she surrenders to unproven treatments and procedures only to learn that the odds of becoming a mother through reproductive technologies are far less than she and her generation had been led to believe."--Back cover.
Subject Zoll, Miriam.
Human reproductive technology -- History.
Reproductive technology.
Infertility -- Treatment -- History.
ISBN 9781566569231 (paperback) :
1566569230 (paperback)

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