The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism, and the Reality of the Biological Clock

The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism, and the Reality of the Biological Clock

Tanya Selvaratnam

A candid evaluate of the professionals and cons of behind schedule motherhood.

     Biology doesn't bend to feminist beliefs and technology doesn't paintings miracles. that's the message of this eye-opening dialogue of the implications of not on time motherhood. half own account, half manifesto, Selvaratnam recounts her emotional trip via a number of miscarriages after the age of 37. Her physician advised her she nonetheless "had time," yet Selvaratnam found little trustworthy and infrequently conflicting information regarding a mature woman's organic skill (or lack of ability) to conceive. 

     Beyond her own tale, the writer speaks to girls in related occasions round the nation, in addition to fertility medical professionals, adoption counselors, reproductive well-being pros, celebrities, feminists, newshounds, and sociologists. via in-depth reporting and her personal adventure, Selvaratnam urges extra common schooling and open dialogue approximately not on time motherhood within the wish that long-lasting recommendations can take impression. the result's a publication jam-packed with useful info that would allow girls to make smarter offerings approximately their reproductive futures and to strike a extra practical stability among technological know-how, society and private objectives.

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