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BioNews Review articles written by Susan Tranfield:

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Book Review: Dreams Before the Start of Time
15 October 2018 - by Susan Tranfield
'Dreams Before the Start of Time', a novel by Ann Charnock, 2018 winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for SFX Book of the Year, begins in a not-so-distant possible future. In this world, humans exert so much control over reproduction that, over the course of just 100 years, the notion of gestating a fetus in its mother's womb comes to be viewed with pity if not downright hostility... [Read More]
Book Review: 21 Miles - Swimming in Search of the Meaning of Motherhood
11 June 2018 - by Susan Tranfield
Jessica Hepburn, author of 'The Pursuit of Motherhood’, former executive director of the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith and founder of Fertility Fest, underwent eleven rounds of unsuccessful IVF, multiple miscarriages and a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy in a decade... [Read More]
Education Review: Primary Schools Resources - The Donor Conception Network
19 March 2018 - by Susan Tranfield
Donor conceived children are among us; we have come a long way since the early days of sperm donation, but it would be easy to forget that each family built through donor conception and assisted conception is going through its own particular journey.
Book Review: Making Friends with your Fertility
15 January 2018 - by Susan Tranfield
The entire landscape of human fertility, from puberty to menopause, is the uncharted territory we tread from adolescence to middle age and sometimes beyond. It is a heady mixture of hormones, reproductive functions and barely acknowledged social and emotional narratives played out against our own and familial expectations... [Read More]
Book Review: Telling and Talking about Donor Conception with People Aged 17 and Over - A Guide for Parents
22 May 2017 - by Susan Tranfield
Olivia Montuschi's revised 'Telling and Talking' booklet aims to guide parents of donor conceived children aged 17 or over through the delicate process of disclosure... [Read More]
Radio Review: Dangerous Visions - Brave New World
6 June 2016 - by Susan Tranfield
The latest episode in Radio 4's Dangerous Visions series is a new adaptation of Aldhous Huxley's iconic dystopian novel, set just 100 years in the future... [Read More]
Book Review: Archie Nolan – Family Detective
14 December 2015 - by Susan Tranfield
'Is nowhere a donor-conception free zone?' asks the eponymous hero, 11-year-old Archie Nolan, as his quest to establish the meaning of 'family' in the context of donor conception leads him to ask more and more questions about origins, genetics and the intricacies of relationships in 21st century Britain... [Read More]