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What's a Lemon Squeezer Doing in My Vagina?

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Rohini S. Rajagopal was leading a fairly humdrum life in Bangalore when an encounter with inferti... Read More

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Rohini S. Rajagopal was leading a fairly humdrum life in Bangalore when an encounter with infertility stopped her in her tracks. In a temporary suspension of good sense, she quit her well-paying, flexible-hours job to write this book that narrates her journey from infertility to motherhood. But for her current penury, she has no regrets about that move.
She has a master's degree in English (media and communication). Her special talents include fitting dishes inside overfilled refrigerators and taking three-hour-long afternoon naps without the slightest trace of guilt. You can find her on Instagram at rajagopal.rohini.

When you are denied something, its value is grossly overestimated in your mind.
I rejected all the gifts in our life and dwelled on its single deficiency.
Pregnancy was an exclusive club and I wanted to break in.

When Rohini married Ranjith and moved to the 'big city', they had already planned the next five years of their life: job, home, and then child. After three years of marriage and amidst increasing pressure from family, they decided to seek medical help to conceive. But they weren't prepared for what came next-not only in terms of the invasive, gruelling and deeply uncomfortable nature of infertility treatment but also the financial and emotional strain it would put on their marriage, and the gnawing shame and feeling of inadequacy that she would experience as a woman unable to bear a child.
What's a Lemon Squeezer Doing in My Vagina? is a witty, moving and intensely personal retelling of Rohini's five-year-long battle with infertility, capturing the indignities of medical procedures, the sting of prying questions from friends and strangers, the disproportionate burden of treatment on the woman, the everyday anxieties about wayward hormones, follicles and embryos and the overarching anxiety about the outcome of the treatment. It offers a no-holds-barred view of her circuitous and highly bumpy road to motherhood.

The chronicle of Rohini's journey to motherhood moved me to tears, as after a while I forgot that it was her story. It seemed to be mine too, maybe because she tells it so skillfully. Or maybe because what she has written is not just about infertility, but about a human condition.This 'memoir of infertility' tells us what it is like for a woman to keep trying to have a childAt the end of the book, one can't help but admire the persistence, courage and will-power of every woman who goes through this physically and mentally taxing process-I will not call it 'treatment'-even while knowing that there is a strong possibility of failure.

Product Details

Title: What's a Lemon Squeezer Doing in My Vagina?
Author: Rohini S. Rajagopal
SKU: BK0451454
EAN: 9780143452003
Language: English
Binding: Paperback

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