Overcoming Infertility: A Compassionate Resource for Getting Pregnant

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If you're one of the many couples who want to get pregnant but can't, Overcoming Infertility is the best guide to state-of-the-art human fertility treatments available today. Full of helpful information, it takes readers to the new and exciting frontiers of modern fertility knowledge, where they will discover everything they need to know about pregnancy and chance, the mechanics of a successful conception, tests and techniques for diagnosing infertility, tests and treatments for miscarriages, fertility problems ...
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Overview

If you're one of the many couples who want to get pregnant but can't, Overcoming Infertility is the best guide to state-of-the-art human fertility treatments available today. Full of helpful information, it takes readers to the new and exciting frontiers of modern fertility knowledge, where they will discover everything they need to know about pregnancy and chance, the mechanics of a successful conception, tests and techniques for diagnosing infertility, tests and treatments for miscarriages, fertility problems such as low sperm counts and infrequent ovulation, abnormalities or diseases of the male or female reproductive organs, microsurgery and medical procedures such as IVF and GIFT, hormone treatment, assisted conception and embryo storage, donation and surrogacy, the physical and psychological costs and benefits of treatments, and potential future infertility treatments. In addition to the medical and scientific aspects of getting pregnant, Dr. Jansen also covers the morals, ethics, regulations, and politics of infertility. Finally, his uniquely holistic approach to the subject leads him to explore how those affected by infertility can best overcome it by relating to their partner, to their physician, to society, and to their own psychology and biology.

"...looks at reasons for infertility such as abnormalities or diseases affecting reproductive organs and the element of chance...offers information on new methods for diagnosing and treating infertility and the future of treatments."

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A surefooted, thoughtful and, indeed, compassionate book on the myriad aspects of infertility and its treatment
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  • ISBN-13: 9780716730552
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 474
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 1.61 (d)

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