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Stolen Motherhood: Surrogacy and Made-to-Order Children

Neither marginal nor secret, contracting surrogate mothers is growing rapidly and is regarded as socially progressive. Yet the “process” is vitiated from the get go, i.e., commissioning a woman to bear, birth, and surrender a baby.

Surrogacy undermines a woman’s human dignity. It makes her an instrument in other people’s project and attacks her equal gender rights. It also objectivizes and denies the rights of the child to be born.

Countries that have adopted a fait accompli approach (simply regulating) have seen people, coached by shrewd international brokers, go “international.” That only means the surrogate mother is from a poor country with lax legislation while the commissioning parents are from a rich one.

By examining the “surrogacy process” and all its implications, Maria De Koninck reaches the conclusion that the best way forward is an international ban on surrogacy.

Maria De Koninck (PhD) was Université Laval’s first Chair of Women’s Studies. Her research has focused on women’s health, including childbirth and reproductive technologies. Her 20 years of international experience include work on HIV-AIDS in West Africa and maternal mortality (notably for WHO). She lives in Quebec City.

Arielle Aaronson is a Montreal translator with degrees from Concordia and McGill. She has translated both fiction and nonfiction for all audiences.

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‘Adolescence’, Pregnancy and Abortion: Constructing a Threat of Degeneration

Why, despite evidence to the contrary, does the narrative of the negative consequences of teenage pregnancy, abortion and childbearing persist? This book argues that the negativity surrounding early reproduction is underpinned by a particular understanding of adolescence. It traces the invention of “adolescence” and the imaginary wall that the notion constructs between young people and adults. Macleod examines the entrenched status of “adolescence” within a colonialist discourse that equates development of the individual with the development of civilisation, and the consequent threat of degeneration that “adolescence” implies.

Many important issues are explored, such as the invention of teenage pregnancy and abortion as a social problem; issues of race, culture and tradition in relation to teenage pregnancy; and health service provider practices, specifically in relation to managing risk. In the final chapter, an argument is made for a shift from the signifier “teenage pregnancy” to “unwanted pregnancy”.

Using data gathered from studies worldwide, this book highlights central issues in the global debate concerning teenage pregnancy. It is ideal for academics, and students of health psychology, women’s studies, nursing and sociology, as well as practitioners in the fields of youth and social work, medicine and counselling.

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Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5th Edition

One of the best selling and highly regarded volumes in the Blueprints series, Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology provides students with a concise review of what they need to know in their ob/gyn rotations or the Boards. Each chapter is brief and includes pedagogical features such as bolded key words, tables, figures, and Key Points. A question-and-answer section at the end of the book presents 100 board-format questions with rationales. The newest techniques in contraception and sterilization and hormone replacement therapies are covered, as are contemporary treatment options for uterine fibroids and invasive breast cancer. A companion Website includes a question bank and fully searchable text.
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Cutaneous Disorders of Pregnancy

From the unique perspective of a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist turned board certified dermatologist comes a much needed text focusing solely on the cutaneous disorders that occur during pregnancy. Written with the insider knowledge that education on pregnancy dermatoses is often underrepresented in OB/GYN and family medicine programs, this text will aid these practitioners in correctly assessing these issues and discussing next steps with their patients so that the topic of skin disease is no longer a struggle. Although dermatologic disease in pregnancy is part of the curriculum in dermatology residencies, dermatologists and other physicians also may not feel as comfortable prescribing topical or systemic treatments in their pregnant patients. This book will not only provide in-depth information about physiologic skin changes in pregnancy, pregnancy dermatoses, and pre-existing skin disease in pregnant patients, but treatment options and medication safety for various conditions will be covered in detail.
Cutaneous Skin Disorders of Pregnancy is developed by dermatologists and OB/GYNs and will serve as an invaluable resource for General Dermatologists, Obstetricians/Gynecologists, Family Medicine doctors and midwives who deliver and/or care for pregnant women.

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The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy : A History of Miscarriage in America

When a couple plans for a child today, every moment seems precious and unique. Home pregnancy tests promise good news just days after conception, and prospective parents can track the progress of their pregnancy day by day with apps that deliver a stream of embryonic portraits. On-line due date calculators trigger a direct-marketing barrage of baby-name lists and diaper coupons. Ultrasounds as early as eight weeks offer a first photo for the baby book.

Yet, all too often, even the best-strategized childbearing plans go awry. About twenty percent of confirmed pregnancies miscarry, mostly in the first months of gestation. Statistically, early pregnancy losses are a normal part of childbearing for healthy women. Drawing on sources ranging from advice books and corporate marketing plans to diary entries and blog posts, Lara Freidenfelds offers a deep perspective on how this common and natural phenomenon has been experienced. As she shows, historically, miscarriages were generally taken in stride so long as a woman eventually had the children she desired.

This has changed in recent decades, and an early pregnancy loss is often heartbreaking and can be as devastating to couples as losing a child. Freidenfelds traces how innovations in scientific medicine, consumer culture, cultural attitudes toward women and families, and fundamental convictions about human agency have reshaped the childbearing landscape. While the benefits of an increased emphasis on parental affection, careful pregnancy planning, attentive medical care, and specialized baby gear are real, they have also created unrealistic and potentially damaging expectations about a couple’s ability to control reproduction and achieve perfect experiences.

The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy provides a reassuring perspective on early pregnancy loss and suggests ways for miscarriage to more effectively be acknowledged by women, their families, their healthcare providers, and the maternity care industry.

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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a thrilling experience, but it can also be filled with apprehension and anxiety, especially for first-time parents. Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Pregnancy eases the worry by giving you answers to the questions you have, as well as questions that you may not think to ask. Unlike most other books available on the topic, this book provides no-nonsense information from a medical professional’s perspective, written in a conversational style that makes even the most confusing medical terminology easy to understand. Dr. John Adams covers the entire process, from pre-pregnancy issues like fertility and finding the right doctor, through the nine months of pregnancy to postpartum care. Dedicated chapters address the unique issues that single mothers and working mothers face. With Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Pregnancy, you will be prepared for the physical, mental, social and financial changes to come during this exciting time.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, 3rd Edition

A quick-hit Q&A review for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Board Exam Obstetrics and Gynecology Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom: Third Edition is a quick, active-recall review of the most important information to know when preparing for residency in-service examinations and the Ob/Gyn boards. 5200+ rapid-fire questions cover all topics on the board exam Powered with performance-improving pearls and other potent learning aids Like “flashcards in a book,” the rapid-fire Q&A format facilitates study alone or with a partner. Only correct answers are given to focus study and improve memory retention and exam-day performance. The third edition is completely revised based on the core curriculum, and includes a new primary care chapter. Basic science coverage has been de-emphasized and more “most/least likely” questions have been added to simulate the current board-exam format. Intense, Targeted, Exam-Focused Like other volumes in the Pearls of Wisdom series, this book ensures your best possible performance on the board exam in the shortest possible study time. There is no easier or faster way to guarantee that you perform you best on exam day! BULL’S-EYE HITS on ob/gyn board topics–the meaningful and the frequently tested TOOLS TO IMPRINT YOUR MEMORY–pearls, drills, mnemonics, visual imagery, even humor, and other tested learning aids RAPID RESULTS–rapid-fire, to-the-point Q&As quickly embed the facts you need to know and enhance quick recall NO CONFUSING WRONG ANSWERS to clutter your memory
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Master the Wards: Obstetrics and Gynecology Flashcards

Created by Niket Sonpal, MD, and Conrad Fischer, MD, noted educators and bestselling authors of numerous test prep resources, Master the Wards: Obstetrics & Gynecology Flashcards is a boxed set of 150 expertly crafted study flashcards that help students master high-yield topics and sharpen their clinical decision-making skills so they can excel on the boards, shelf exams, and wards. Produced in full color with clinical photos and designed to conveniently fit into a lab coat pocket, each flashcard includes a clinical vignette and Q&A on diagnosis, physical findings, tests, and treatment. Master Tips highlighting frequently tested items help you stand out on rounds.

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The Long-Term Impact of Medical Complications in Pregnancy

This sensible book draws on evidence-based data, provides updated evidence focusing on the impact of pregnancy complications on long-term morbidity of both mother and child and aims to give a clear and comprehensive set of tools for general practitioners counseling women in different stages of their lives. Chapters are contributed by a multidisciplinary team of obstetricians, oncologists, pediatricians, internal medicine specialists, and psychiatrists. The book may serve as a valuable resource for a broad spectrum of clinicians and healthcare professionals. Medical and nursing students as well as residents in family medicine, obstetrics, and pediatrics may derive great benefit from it in various stages of their training.

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Marginalized Reproduction: Ethnicity, Infertility and Reproductive Technologies (Science in Society Series)

Worldwide, over 75 million people are involuntarily childless, a devastating experience for many with significant consequences for the social and psychological well-being of women in particular. Despite greater levels of infertility and strong cultural meanings attached to having children, little attention has been paid politically or academically to the needs of minority ethnic women and men. This groundbreaking volume is the first to highlight the ways in which diverse ethnic, cultural and religious identities impact upon understandings of technological solutions for infertility and associated treatment experiences within Western societies. It offers a corrective to the dominance of the narratives of hegemonic groups in infertility research. The collection begins with a discussion of fertility prevalence and access to treatment for minorities in the West and considers some of the key methodological challenges for social research on ethnicity and infertility. Drawing on primary research from the US, the UK, Eire, Germany, the Netherlands and Australia, the book then turns the spotlight onto the ways in which minority status and cultural and religious mores might impact on the experience of infertility and assisted reproductive technologies. It argues that more equitable access to culturally competent assisted conception services should be an essential component of a transformatory politics of infertility.
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