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For Further Reading

Here are just a few of the books available for parents and children on topics related to ART:


  • Choosing Assisted Reproduction: Social, Emotional & Ethical Considerations
    by Susan Cooper and Ellen Sarasohn Glazer. Perspectives Press, 1999.
  • Experiences of Donor Conception: Parents, Offspring and Donors Through the Years by Caroline Lorbach. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003.
  • Helping the Stork : The Choices and Challenges of Donor Insemination by Carol Frost Vercollone et al. Wiley, 1997.
  • In Vitro Fertilization: The A.R.T. of Making Babies by Geoffrey Sher. Facts on File, 1995.
  • Single Mothers by Choice : A Guidebook for Single Women Who Are Considering or Have Chosen Motherhood by Jane Mattes. Three Rivers Press, 1994.
  • Experiencing Infertility: An Essential Resource by Debby Peoples and Harriette Rovner Ferguson. Norton, 2000.
  • A Matter of Trust: The Guide to Gestational Surrogacy by Gail Dutton. Clouds Publishing, 1997.
  • Pandora's Baby: How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductive Revolution by Robin Marantz Henig. Houghton Mifflin. 2004


  • Mommy Did I Grow in Your Tummy? Where Some Babies Come From by Elaine Gordon. E. M. Greenberg Press, 1992.
  • Let Me Explain: A Story About Donor Insemination by Jane T. Schnitter and Joanne Bowring. Perspectives Press, 1995.


For more detail about the science and technology of ART:

A Patient’s Guide To Assisted Reproductive Technologies by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), which can be downloaded from SART also offers a variety of patient information booklets.

Guide to Infertility Options Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies from the InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination (INCIID).


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