|Barbara Eck Menning
|Prentice Hall Press
One out of every six American couples of childbearing age has learned the painful reality of infertility.
They are facing a life crisis that may shake their most basic concepts of sexuality, self-image, and self esteem.
They hope for pregnancy and are looking for answers.
Barbara Eck Menning, in this revises second edition of infertility: A Guide for the childless Couple,
offers these couples the latest medical information on the subject and the support they need to face their feelings.
Menning covers all the reasons for female and male infertility and the medical and psychological approaches to managing it.
She uncovers what is fact and what is myth, what hurts and what helps. The infertile couple will find that they are not alone,
and the numerous alternative to traditional childbearing are available.
This completely updated edition includes new information on surrogate mothers, in vitro fertilization, embryo transfer,
and the legal and ethical issues involved in these technologies. It features a revised glossary,
a bibliography of suggested readings, and updated lists of organizations and resources.
Infertility is one of the most comprehensive and encouraging looks at the subject to date.
BARBARA ECK MENNING is the founder of RESOLVE, Inc., a support organization for infertile people.
A nurse specialist in maternal- child health, she also has a master’s degree in public health from Harvard.
She lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Paperback: 201 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (February 1988)