By Liberty Walther Barnes
In Conceiving Masculinity, Liberty Walther Barnes places the realm of male infertility below the microscope to ascertain how culturally pervasive notions of gender form our figuring out of ailment, and the way sickness affects our own principles approximately gender.
Taking readers inside of male infertility clinics, and interviewing medical professionals and facing male infertility, Barnes offers a wealthy account of the social features of the complicated and not easy analysis of infertility. She explains why males withstand a stigmatizing label like "infertile," and the way males with negative fertility redefine for themselves what it ability to be manly and masculine in a society that prizes male virility. Conceiving Masculinity additionally info how and why males include scientific applied sciences and therapy for infertility.
Broaching a socially taboo subject, Barnes emphasizes that infertility isn't just a women's factor. She exhibits how gender and affliction are socially built inside social associations and by means of individuals.
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Conceiving Masculinity: Male Infertility, Medicine, and Identity by Liberty Walther Barnes