Missed Conceptions: How We Make Sense of Infertility

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5.81 X 8.73 X 0.9 inches | 0.99 pounds

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About the Author

Dr. Karen Stollznow is the author of On the Offensive: Prejudice in Language Past and Present; God Bless America; and Language Myths, Mysteries, and Magic. She has written for Psychology Today, Scientific American Mind, and The Conversation and has appeared on A Current Affair, The Anderson Cooper Show, and the History Channel's Miracles Decoded. She is currently a researcher with the Griffith Center for Social and Cultural Research and a host of Monster Talk, an award-winning science-based podcast. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and their son.


"In this eye-opening entry, linguist Stollznow (On the Offensive) considers infertility on a personal and cultural level....readers will appreciate Stollznow's from-the-trenches point of view. Those struggling to conceive will find understanding." ---- Publishers Weekly

"Karen Stollznow cleverly integrates history, pop culture, folklore, religious and medical information, and her personal story to give us a well-researched, comprehensive, and honest view of infertility. It's a primer that anyone struggling with infertility should read and a resource for any clinician who wants to deliver more empathetic care." --Dr. Monique Rainford, author of Pregnant While Black, and assistant professor of clinical obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at Yale University School of Medicine

"Stollznow busts the myths and stigmas around the physical and emotional journey of infertility. Few who have not experienced this trauma can understand it, but this book stands to open their eyes and perhaps stay their glib comments. An important and welcome addition to society's discussion of the experience and treatment of infertility." --Dr. Elizabeth Ellis, associate professor in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of New England