The Stork and the Syringe: Political History of Reproductive Medicine
December 1993, Polity
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- This is one of the first books to look at the history of infertility. The author argues that there is a hidden history of involuntary childlessness
- This book analyses why the medical profession dislikes examining the male reproductive system. The author discusses both male and female infertility
- The author considers the politics of involuntary childlessness, and considers why since the second world war it has not been considered a serious social problem, and why it has been largely ignored by medicine, social policy and feminists
- The book uses new original data and research findings
- A outstandingly original volume which will be widely discussed.