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Overview

In Vitro Fertilization is a comprehensive guide to this increasingly common and successful practice for the 3.3 million couples in the United States seeking alternative means of conception. It discusses everything you need to know about IVF, including how to find and choose the best in vitro programs, what to expect as you go through the process, and what your chances are of achieving a successful pregnancy. The book is designed to prepare couples for the complex and emotional process of IVF, and it has been specially updated to cover the latest developments in the field. No one considering IVF should overlook this indispensable reference.

"...an examination into the growth of infertility in the United States and an exploration of in vitro fertilization options...a thorough reference about this often controversial procedure."

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Kathryn Carpenter
This clearly written technical handbook guides couples who are trying to conceive in determining whether they are eligible for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and in selecting the program that will help them achieve the best results. It describes in detail the anatomy and physiology of conception and the steps required for realizing it in the IVF procedure. In addition to providing accurate information, the practitioner authors address emotional, financial, physical, and moral-religious issues involved in the decision to conceive with medical assistance. Despite its experimental reputation and persistent high cost, IVF is an appropriate option for many of the estimated 3.3 million infertile couples in the U.S. today, so this specialized manual speaks to a rather large audience of potential users.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816060474
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1 The Growing Dilemma of Infertility 1
Ch. 2 The Anatomy and Physiology of Reproduction 6
Ch. 3 Natural Conception and IVF: Two Pathways to Pregnancy 29
Ch. 4 IVF Step 1: Preparation for Treatment 39
Ch. 5 IVF Step 2: Induction of Ovulation 49
Ch. 6 IVF Step 3: Egg Retrieval 64
Ch. 7 IVF Step 4: Embryo Transfer 76
Ch. 8 Who Are Most Likely to Be Successful IVF Candidates? 86
Ch. 9 Is IVF the Most Appropriate Option? 102
Ch. 10 Shaping Realistic Expectations about IVF 121
Ch. 11 How to Find the Right IVF Program 134
Ch. 12 GIFT and Other Alternatives to IVF 145
Ch. 13 Third-Party Parenting: Other Options for Couples with Intractable Infertility 155
Ch. 14 Ethical Implications of Fertility Technology 168
Ch. 15 Putting the IVF House in Order 182
Glossary 194
Index 216
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2000

    A MUST!!

    IVF is scary and it is always best to be informed before ANY procedure, this book goes beyond that. A must for every couple that is thinking about or going through IVF. It calmed and answered my questions.

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