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The Resource Scattered seeds : in search of family and identity in the sperm donor generation, Jacqueline Mroz

Scattered seeds : in search of family and identity in the sperm donor generation, Jacqueline Mroz

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Scattered seeds : in search of family and identity in the sperm donor generation
Title
Scattered seeds
Title remainder
in search of family and identity in the sperm donor generation
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Mroz
Title variation
In search of family and identity in the sperm donor generation
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As typical as donor-conceived children have become, with at least a million such children in the US alone, their experiences are still unusual in many ways. In Scattered Seeds, journalist and writer Jacqueline Mroz looks at the growth of sperm donation and assisted reproduction and how it affects the children who are born, the women who buy and use the sperm to have kids, and the sperm donors who donate their genetic material to help others procreate. With empathy and in-depth analysis, Scattered Seeds explores the sociology, psychology, and anthropology surrounding those connected with fertility procedures today and looks back at the history that brought us to this point. The personal stories in this book will put a human face on the issues and help to illuminate this country's controversial and troubling unregulated fertility industry-an industry that has been compared to the Wild, Wild West, where anything goes. What is the human cost of our country's unregulated fertility industry? How are the lives of sperm-donor families changed? Scattered Seeds will answer those questions, considering carefully the social and psychological dynamics surrounding those connected with fertility procedures today."--provided by publisher
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YDXCP
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Mroz, Jacqueline
Dewey number
306.85
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Artificial insemination, Human
  • Reproductive technology
  • Families
  • Families
  • Fatherhood
  • Father and child
  • Artificial insemination, Human
  • Families
  • Families
  • Father and child
  • Fatherhood
  • Reproductive technology
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Alternative Family
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family
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Scattered seeds : in search of family and identity in the sperm donor generation, Jacqueline Mroz
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-252)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part one. Finding a father: a young boy's quest to discover his donor -- Sperm donor 007: one man's mission to find his children -- The group of 150 kids: one mother's search for her children's half siblings -- Part two. In the beginning: the history of the fertility industry -- The birth of the sperm bank: how selling sperm became big business -- Men who donate sperm: the story behind sperm donation -- Part three. Donor children and identity: the search for self in an anonymous world -- Suddenly sisters: accidental meetings and the health risks of anonymous donors -- The new normal: changing families -- Families of the new millennium: how donor families are rewriting the dynamics of kinship -- Afterword: what does the future hold?
Control code
ocn935988214
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 253 pages
Isbn
9781580056168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)935988214
Label
Scattered seeds : in search of family and identity in the sperm donor generation, Jacqueline Mroz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-252)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part one. Finding a father: a young boy's quest to discover his donor -- Sperm donor 007: one man's mission to find his children -- The group of 150 kids: one mother's search for her children's half siblings -- Part two. In the beginning: the history of the fertility industry -- The birth of the sperm bank: how selling sperm became big business -- Men who donate sperm: the story behind sperm donation -- Part three. Donor children and identity: the search for self in an anonymous world -- Suddenly sisters: accidental meetings and the health risks of anonymous donors -- The new normal: changing families -- Families of the new millennium: how donor families are rewriting the dynamics of kinship -- Afterword: what does the future hold?
Control code
ocn935988214
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 253 pages
Isbn
9781580056168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)935988214

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