In the twelve years since Dr. Grazi's first collection appeared, Be Fruitful And Multiply: Fertility Therapy and the Jewish Tradition, there have been huge advances both in medical techniques besides an evolving Halacha. Overcoming Infertility accounts for these advances, and will become an indispensable reference for observant Jewish couples who require fertility therapy, rabbis, and educators. While innovative technologies bring many new and difficult questions, advances in the field of infertility have brought happiness to infertile couples around the world. The demands of modern therapy may be at odds with the demands of Halacha, a situation both confusing and frustrating to couples and their physicians. Because many of the questions posed by such therapy are novel and without precedent, rabbis who are asked to deal with these questions are often at a loss for advice. For the rabbinic community, Dr. Graziís book explains the basics of reproductive physiology and how it is manipulated in order to overcome infertility. A summary of recent Halachic discussions relating to the new reproductive technologies is also included.
The detailing of the special psychological and social problems faced by observant couples who are grappling with infertility will be enlightening. The book suggests ways in which the medical and Halachic issues will be confronted, and resolved successfully. The joining of the physical and spiritual aspects of overcoming infertility will give couples the guidance and hope they need in order to pursue their most cherished goal.
Hardcover, 537 pp.
ISBN-10 : 1592641067
ISBN-13 : 9781592641062