A searching and compassionate investigation ... All but the most learned medical historians will be astonished by what Hazard reveals ... Hazard’s admiration for the human body comes through in her vivid descriptions throughout Womb ... Hazard’s bullishness on the future of reproductive medicine can lead her to some dubious places ... But Womb is realistic about the nonlinear path to scientific progress.
In lieu of a map, Womb is an excellent guide. Turning its final pages, I was reminded of Amy Poehler’s mantra of tolerance: 'Good for her! Not for me.' Womb invites us to wish others well, defend their rights to make informed choices and refuse to apologise for our own.
In this homage to the womb, Hazard engagingly and unabashedly shares the fascinating, sometimes gory details of periods, conception, labor, menopause, and hysterectomies ... In all, Hazard presents a thought-provoking, information-packed celebration of the uterus.