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Title: Fertility in prehistory, history and contemporary culture : part 1
Authors: Grech, Victor E.
Vassallo, Clare
Callus, Ivan
Keywords: Fertility
Fertility, Human -- History
Human reproductive technology
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Grech, V.E., Thake Vassallo, C. & Callus, I. (2012). Fertility in prehistory, history and contemporary culture : part I. The Synapse, (1), 6-7
Abstract: Fertility has always been a vital and fundamental matter for the human race as evinced by the multitudes of fertility totems and rites that have been created by ancient cultures. Locally, for example, the Maltese Neolithic ‘fat lady’ statuettes are believed to be representations of Mother Earth, a symbol of fertility.1 Ancient biblical texts also testify to the importance that fertility has always had for humanity. Genesis recounts that God created male and female, blessed them and enjoined them to be fruitful and multiply. This paper will briefly inspect the intersection between infertility and popular culture with particular reference to Helena Michie and Naomi Cahn’s Confinements: Fertility and Infertility in Contemporary Culture (1997).
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