WHY CAN'T WE HAVE A BABY? by

WHY CAN'T WE HAVE A BABY?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Infertility affects one in eight couples but most of those will eventually conceive. In recent years the available interventions have increased significantly, and these techniques are examined here in some detail. Decker, director of the New York Fertility Research Foundation, and Loebl, a medical writer, investigate men, women, and common problems, introducing technical terms slowly, suggesting the success odds for each procedure, often appending short summaries after complicated material. In addition to describing how a test is conducted and what can be ascertained, they indicate which can be painful or tricky or anxiety-provoking, which are relatively new or have been superceded by more accurate or less harsh measures. Most of this is quite straightforward and matter-of-fact, but there is the occasional light detour, like the turkey baster story in the artificial insemination chapter. Instructive and delicately written.

Pub Date: June 23rd, 1978
Publisher: Dial