The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History
Approaches, Contexts and Perspectives
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Reflects on and interrogates different approaches to the history of infertility, including the potential of cross-disciplinary perspectives, and the uses of different kinds of historical source material.
Develops historical perspectives on an apparently transhistorical experience through by exploring different chronological periods and geographical regions.
Considers the ways in which subjective experiences of infertility, access to treatment, and medical perspectives on this ‘condition’ have been mediated by social, political and cultural discourses, including those around gender and the family.
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