Psychoanalytic Aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology
By Mali Mann Copyright 2014
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This book stems from the author's clinical experience working with infertile women in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. It highlights the crucial importance of integrative work of psychotherapists and psychoanalysts with reproductive medical specialists in assisted reproductive technology (ART).
Introduction -- Clinical Perspectives -- Psychoanalytic understanding of repeated in-vitro fertilisation trials, failures, and repetition compulsion -- Family complexes and oedipal circles: mothers, fathers, babies, donors, and surrogates -- Psychoanalytic treatment of anxiety related to motherhood and the use of assisted reproductive technology -- Egg donors and sperm donors: parental identity formation -- Infertility, trauma, and assisted reproductive technology: psychoanalytic perspectives -- Conclusion -- Assisted reproduction as explored in the Kids Are All Right