Biosocial Society Symposium Series: Infertility in the Modern World: Present and Future Prospects Series Number 12

La description

As we enter the twenty-first century, a number of medical, environmental and social changes have profoundly affected human reproduction. This book discusses some of the more dramatic changes in an accessible manner, illustrating the ways in which human biology and culture can affect fertility and providing a unique interdisciplinary perspective on the subject. Topics include medical technologies that equip us with potential cures for many causes of infertility; diseases such as AIDS that have a devastating impact on the reproductive and social lives of humans, particularly in areas with limited access to medical care; increasing industrialisation and the development of fabricated materials that pollute our environment in unforeseen ways with possibly devastating effects on human health and fertility; and, finally, social revolutions that profoundly alter human relationships, such as non-marital unions between heterosexual couples, same-sex relationships, adoption and surrogacy which are becoming increasingly common.

Details

Author(s)
Gillian R. Bentley, C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor
Format
Hardback | 278 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 19mm | 580g
Publication date
08 Apr 2014
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
19 Tables, unspecified; 4 Line drawings, unspecified
ISBN10
0521643643
ISBN13
9780521643641