"A straightforward, immensely readable guide to surviving marital stresses imposed by infertility. . . . The author beautifully weaves her own analytic voice through the narratives of the couples she interviewed." -- Linda M. Whiteford, Medical Anthropology Quarterly
"By addressing such fundamental issues as the meaning of family and the unfolding of gender differences, Becker allows the reader to examine the deep issues underlying the desire for children." -- Patricia Honea-Fleming, National Resolve Newsletter
"Healing the Infertile Family explores what happens between men and women when they make the decision to have children and then must cope with the trauma of infertility. . . . Throughout the book comments from interviews are effectively used to illustrate the book with real life experiences." -- Julie Jones-Wright, Family Relations
About the Author
Gay Becker is Professor of Medical Anthropology, and Social and Behavioral Sciences, at the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the author of Growing Old in Silence (1980) and Disrupted Lives: How People Create Meaning in a Chaotic World, (California, forthcoming).