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The Resource Motherhood, rescheduled : the new frontier of egg freezing and the women who tried it, Sarah Elizabeth Richards

Motherhood, rescheduled : the new frontier of egg freezing and the women who tried it, Sarah Elizabeth Richards

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Motherhood, rescheduled : the new frontier of egg freezing and the women who tried it
Title
Motherhood, rescheduled
Title remainder
the new frontier of egg freezing and the women who tried it
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Elizabeth Richards
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "What would happen if we could stop time? A fascinating, inside look at five women who had their eggs frozen reveals what it's like for them to be free of the constant ticking of their biological clocks.Recently, several American fertility clinics announced that their pregnancy rates using frozen eggs are improving dramatically, nearly approaching the success rate they have with "fresh eggs." For the first time, women may have a real opportunity to turn back their biological clocks by freezing eggs while they're viable and implanting them years later. Critics are concerned that an entire generation of women will unwisely put their faith in an unreliable science and delay trying to get pregnant until it is too late. Stories and arguments from both sides of the fence are rampant--the bottom line is that the debate is here to stay. Sidestepping the issues of infertility and its treatment, Motherhood, Rescheduled is an in-depth, sociological exploration of five women who freeze their eggs for future use in getting pregnant. Each woman decides to postpone pregnancy for a different reason, but many similar themes emerge from their stories that speak to the overall impact of this new advancement in fertility treatment. Showcasing the fascinating and complicated history behind egg freezing, as well as medical rivalries, professional sabotage, commercial greed, and the race for research, this book explores the intrigues and ramifications science and ethics will undoubtedly have on our very near future"--
  • "Motherhood, Rescheduled is the first account of what happens to women after they freeze their eggs. Do they benefit from extra time? Do they make better decisions about men? Finally, do their frozen eggs help them have babies years later when their natural fertility is gone? Richards tackles these questions while examining the controversial science and social consequences of older motherhood"--
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DLC
Dewey number
618.20084/4
Index
index present
LC call number
RG556.6
LC item number
.R53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Motherhood, rescheduled : the new frontier of egg freezing and the women who tried it, Sarah Elizabeth Richards
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xii, 283 p.
Isbn
9781416567028
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013000700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn826530609
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn853404175
Label
Motherhood, rescheduled : the new frontier of egg freezing and the women who tried it, Sarah Elizabeth Richards
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xii, 283 p.
Isbn
9781416567028
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013000700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn826530609
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn853404175

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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