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Quest for Conception : Gender, Infertility, and Egyptian Medical Traditions

Quest for Conception : Gender, Infertility, and Egyptian Medical Traditions - 94 edition

Quest for Conception : Gender, Infertility, and Egyptian Medical Traditions - 94 edition

ISBN13: 9780812215281

ISBN10: 0812215281

Quest for Conception : Gender, Infertility, and Egyptian Medical Traditions by Marcia C. Inhorn - ISBN 9780812215281
Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Published: 1994
International: No
Quest for Conception : Gender, Infertility, and Egyptian Medical Traditions by Marcia C. Inhorn - ISBN 9780812215281

ISBN13: 9780812215281

ISBN10: 0812215281

Edition: 94

Summary

In Quest for Conception, Marcia C. Inhorn portrays the poignant struggles of poor, urban Egyptian women and their attempts to overcome infertility. The author draws upon fifteen months of fieldwork in urban Egypt to present moving stories of infertile Muslim women whose tumultuous medical pilgrimages have yet to produce the desired pregnancies. Inhorn examines the devastating impact of infertility on the lives of these women, who are threatened with divorce by their husbands, harassed by their husbands' families, and ostracized by neighbors.

Winner of the Eileen Basker Memorial Prize of the Society for Medical Anthropology

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