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The other mothers : two women's journey to find the family that was always theirs / Jennifer Berney.

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Dillsburg Area Public Library Adults 306.8 BER Nonfiction (Text) 34001001390515 Adult Area New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781728222837
  • ISBN: 1728222834
  • Physical Description: 320 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville : Sourcebooks, 2021.

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"When Jenn Berney and her wife decided they wanted to have children, they took the next logical step: they went to a fertility clinic. Intrauterine insemination is a simple medical procedure that has been available since the 1950s, but doctors were baffled by Jenn's situation. With no man factoring into her relationship, she was disparaged by doctors, given an inaccurate diagnosis, and her medical needs were overlooked. Berney decided to step outside of the system, and, looking into the history of fertility and her own community, she realized queer women have a long history of being disregarded by a patriarchal medical community, and have worked around it to build families on their own terms. In The Other Mothers, Berney reflects on the odds that were stacked against her because of her sexual orientation and envisions a bright future worth fighting for. Writing with clarity, determination, and hope, Berney gives us a wonderful glimpse of what America can be"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Lesbian mothers > United States.
Families > United States.
Sexual orientation > United States.
Artificial insemination, Human > United States.
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