Infertility

Paperback | November 30, 2008

byMelanie Davies, Caroline Overton, Lisa Webber

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Infertility is a significant health issue and one that has received increasing media attention in the UK and elsewhere in recent years. For affected couples, it is the cause of substantial distress and feelings of isolation that can lead to associated anxiety and depression. This iscompounded by a perceived lack of support from health services as well as a lack of available information regarding its management. This book provides current information and practical advice on the underlying causes, diagnosis and management of infertility in a clear and concise style that is accessible to patients. The book covers all aspects of infertility from investigation, treatment, successful pregnancy and coping withchildlessness. The text is written in a plain-spoken style that is easy to read and absorb, with liberal use of bullet points, diagrams, graphs, photographs, tables and other illustrations. Case studies and patient perspectives are included throughout the text to bring key concepts to life.

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Infertility is a significant health issue and one that has received increasing media attention in the UK and elsewhere in recent years. For affected couples, it is the cause of substantial distress and feelings of isolation that can lead to associated anxiety and depression. This iscompounded by a perceived lack of support from health...

Melanie Davies is Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at University College Obstetric Hospital, London, UK Caroline Overton is Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at St. Michael's Hospital and the Bristol Royal Inf...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.5 inPublished:November 30, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199217696

ISBN - 13:9780199217694

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Table of Contents

1. Overview of fertility2. Preparing for pregnancy3. How to choose your clinic: questions to ask4. Regulation of fertility treatment5. The initial consultation6. Getting pregnant: a background to hormones and how the body works7. Why aren't I gettting pregnant? Infertility investigations for the woman8. Why aren't I getting pregnant? Infertility investigations for the man9. Treatment success rates10. Counselling11. Donor insemination12. Treatment options prior to IVF including 'wait and see'13. Ovulation induction treatment14. Superovulation and intrauterine insemination15. IVF16. Alternatives to IVF treatment17. Ovarian hyperstimulation18. Pregnancy after fertility treatment19. Egg donation20. Surrogacy21. Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis22. Gynaecological problems and infertility23. Fertility and the older woman24. Tubal surgery25. Reversal of sterilization and vascetomy26. Coping with infertility27. Complementary therapy28. Adoption29. Glossary of terms30. Useful addresses and contact information