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Author Madeira, Jody Lyneé, author

Title Taking baby steps : how patients and fertility clinics collaborate in conception / Jody Lyneé Madeira
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
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Contents Infertility as an emotional experience -- (Re)Productive treatment relationships : from choosing a provider to collaborating in conception -- Documenting the informed consent experience -- Conclusion : thinking outside the signature box
Summary "In Taking Baby Steps, Jody Lyneé Madeira takes readers inside the infertility experience, from dealing with infertility-related emotions through forming treatment relationships with medical professionals to confronting difficult medical decisions. Based on hundreds of interviews, this book investigates how women, men, and medical professionals negotiate infertility's rocky terrain to create life and build families--a journey across personal, medical, legal, and ethical minefields that can test mental and physical health, friendships and marriages, spirituality, and financial security."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed
Subject Conception.
Fertility clinics -- Evaluation.
Human reproductive technology.
Infertility -- Alternative treatment.
Infertility -- Patients -- Counseling of -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Infertility -- Psychological aspects.
Patient education.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017033914
ISBN 0520966317 (electronic bk.)
9780520966314 (electronic bk.)
(cloth : alk. paper)