Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High Tech Babies : A MemoirBook - 2013
"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.
Publisher: Northampton Massachusetts : Interlink Books, 2013
Branch Call Number: 618.178 ZOLL
Characteristics: xvii, 198 pages ; 23 cm