Psychoanalytic Aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology

Editor : Mali Mann

Psychoanalytic Aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2014
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 144
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 33889
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780491967
  • ISBN 10 : 1780491964

Reviews and Endorsements

‘This book provides a thoughtful and in-depth consideration of the psychological and psychoanalytic issues in assisted reproductive technology. It offers theoretical understanding, detailed clinical presentations of individual cases, a review of family aspects, a discussion of the implications of the entrance of the medical system and the doctor into the sexual relationship of the couple, and a chapter on the treatment of anxiety about motherhood. It fills a real need for more knowledge about this important topic.’
— Malkah Tolpin Notman, MD, Psychiatry Clinical Professor, Harvard School of Medicine; Psychoanalyst, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute

‘This is an important and original book, inspiring further in-depth exploration of the complex implications in this burgeoning field. Dr Mann has brought together experts in the field, all of whom offer moving case histories of mothers as well as of the children impacted by assisted reproductive technology. This book encompasses sociology (why women postpone the decision), psychoanalytic insights (especially regarding the mother’s relationship with her own mother and the child’s fantasies about the unknown parent), and the sometimes traumatic effect of the failure to conceive on the couple’s future development.’
— Axel Hoffer, MD, Training and Supervising Analyst, PINE Psychoanalytic Center; Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

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