Mother Bodies, Father Bodies: How Parenthood Changes Us from the Inside Out

By W. Bradford Wilcox and Kathleen A. Kovner Kline

Do the words “mother” and “father” mean the same thing or different things? If there are differences, do those differences matter? In Mother Bodies, Father Bodies: How Parenthood Changes Us from the Inside Out, social scientists and natural scientists come together to offer new findings on the meaning of parenthood which push the boundaries on recent assumptions.

Kathleen A. Kovner Kline is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist who has served on the medical school faculties of Dartmouth College, the University of Chicago, and, currently, the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as chief medical offi cer of the Consortium, a community mental-health organization in Philadelphia. She is the author ofAuthoritative Communities.

W. Bradford Wilcox is director of the National Marriage Project and associate professor of sociology at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands.