Cover image for CHOICE : true stories of birth, contraception, infertility, adoption, single parenthood, & abortion
Title:
CHOICE : true stories of birth, contraception, infertility, adoption, single parenthood, & abortion
Author:
Bender, Karen E.
Publication Information:
San Francisco, CA : MacAdam/Cage, 2007.
Physical Description:
349 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
What is it like to make any sort of reproductive choice? What is it truly like to use birth control, the morning after pill, use a sperm bank, have an abortion, adopt a child, give a child up for adoption, bring a pregnancy to term? In these 22 stunningly honest essays, writers describe their experiences making some of these decisions, as well as many others. Established writers such as Francine Prose, Jaquelyn Mitchard, Pam Houston, Carolyn Ferrell, Ann Hood, Deborah Macdowell, and Sarah Messer contribute essays, along with emerging writers such as Kimi Faxon Hemingway, Stephanie Anderson, and Ashley Talley.--From amazon.com.
Language:
English
Contents:
ballad of Bobbie Jo / It could happen to you / If / Bearing sorrow: a birthmother's reflections on choice / Thirty-four years old today / Personal belongings / Termination / Conceiving is not always the same as having an idea / Harrison: battling for the chance to make a choice / Mother's Day in the year of the rooster / Donation / Summer, 1959 / normal woman / decision / No stone unturned / stories we tell / complicated privilege / Woman of heart and mind / Matters of the heart: to be a dragon slayer / Trees in the desert / Portrait of mother / Water children / Accidents: a family history of choice / raw edges of human existence: the language of Roe v. Wade
ISBN:
9781596920620

9781596920637
Format :
Book