A rising star of pop science investigates whether virgin birth might be possible in the In Like a Virgin, biologist and science writer Aarathi Prasad examines. What if you could have children without sex? It might sound like the plot of a dystopian novel, but biologist Aarathi Prasad thinks it’ll soon be. Editorial Reviews. Review. “Think of her as the female equivalent of Brian Cox making science Like a Virgin: How Science Is Redesigning the Rules of Sex – Kindle edition by Aarathi Prasad. Download it once and read it on your Kindle.

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Artificial wombs—already in use for sharks and projected to be available for humans within a century—could give hope to women who are born without a uterus, have had a hysterectomy or undergone early menopause. You may not have heard of them yet — but you’ll soon need to know ’em. The author seems to be a bit of a radical feminist thinking that soon men won’t be necessary to procreation at all.

Book Review: “Like a Virgin”, by Aarathi Prasad

As we conceive the once inconceivable and take full control of how and when we bring the next generation into the world, we are sure to dislodge many notions of sex and gender along the way” – Aarathi Prasad.

There follows more fascinating detail than I can describe here with full accuracy. InKaguya the mouse aaeathi born without a father. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. By the time she was 30 her hopes for a big brood were faltering. View all 3 comments.


In Like a Virgin, biologist Aarathi Prasad looks at inconceivable ideas about conception, from the ‘Jesus Christ’ lizard’s ability to self-reproduce it walks on water, too to the tabloid hunt for a real life virgin mother by geneticists in the s. Maybe Lady Gaga would, some maverick. The true virgin birth in mice described on one page – the field of non-canonical reproduction is simply not mature enough to write a book about.

However, I took issue with a number of things that were presented as ‘fact’ without any source references. Quotes from Like a Virgin: Prasad lives in London. When a woman has a scan at 12 weeks, “Your stomach is completely flat, there’s no sign of the pregnancy except the test you’ve taken. Maybe the very fact that it is laden with complicated, detailed, though fascinating information has something to do with the fact that I am the first to write a review.

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I received a free copy of this book as a Goodreads Giveaway. When it came time for university, she chose to study biology, a discipline that has captured her imagination since she learned as a child that humans develop from the union of just two cells. Feeling the baby inside you can be too, but sometimes it’s really hard for the mother The question I expected to be covered, which Dr.

Return to Book Page. A tour of conception and birth without sex. But it’s just so beautiful to see this doll-like creature growing. You could recreate all that. Feb 28, Nikki rated it really liked it.

Lists with This Book. My one quibble with this book is that I wish she had raised, even perhaps in a conclusion, whether in an over-populated world, where billions live in poverty, we should be devoting immense resources to creating more people.


She prasda this with the scans pregnant women have — that moment they’re first able to “see” their child. Jan 01, Christie rated it liked it Shelves: It isn’t just the Y chromosome that makes a difference for development of a male; it’s having the right bits of the Y chromosome. Where you’re interested in the topic, but the way it’s delivered isn’t very appealing, and I often found myself engaging in other activities while reading. The title is rather a provocative one. It seems like science fiction but it is presented as serious business.

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Prasad is quick to remind critics that similar objections were lobbed at in-vitro fertilization IVF. That’s probably more my fault than hers. Read more Read less. Feb 18, Sehar Moughal rated it really liked it. In addressing this problem, scientists have gestated wobbegong embryos wobbegongs are similar to grey nurses, but not endangeredfor increasingly long periods in an artificial womb, with great success.

If we could grow embryos outside the body, it would change women’s life choices entirely. This whole concept of the perfection of maternal bonding — it’s not like that. No trivia or quizzes yet. Of course, without Y chromosomes regular males cannot be produced fertile XY malesmaking a possibility of the all female world like many proposed in sci-fi are there any biologically all-male worlds?