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Principles of Oocyte and Embryo Donation

Principles of Oocyte and Embryo Donation

by Mark V. Sauer
     
 

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The versatility of oocyte and embryo donation has proven to be extremely valuable to both patients and doctors engaged in reproductive medicine. Originally thought to be applicable only to a rather small subset of infertile women, today busy practices commonly recommend the procedure and it is estimated that nearly all of the 400 or more IVF programs in the United

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The versatility of oocyte and embryo donation has proven to be extremely valuable to both patients and doctors engaged in reproductive medicine. Originally thought to be applicable only to a rather small subset of infertile women, today busy practices commonly recommend the procedure and it is estimated that nearly all of the 400 or more IVF programs in the United States provide these services. Oocyte and embryo donation has established itself as a mainstay procedure within assisted reproductive care, and the breadth, depth and complexity of practice is deserving of focused attention. Much has changed within the field of oocyte and embryo donation since the publication of the first edition of Principles of Oocyte and Embryo Donation in 1998, thus the need for a completely updated and more expansive text. The second edition of this book provides an overview of the major issues affecting men and women engaged in the practice of oocyte and embryo donation. A primary emphasis has been placed on defining the standards of practice that have evolved over the past 30 years, clearly stating the outcomes expected from adhering to these established protocols. Details of both the basic science and the clinical medicine are presented together and attention is also focused on the non-reproductive aspects inherent to this unique method of assisted reproduction that involves opinions from lawyers, ethicists, mental health care professionals and theologians. Oocyte and embryo donation requires a working knowledge of the medicine, the law and the ethics that underlies its foundation. This book is intended to serve as a complete and comprehensive reference for all health care professionals that provide services related to egg donation, reproductive endocrinologists, obstetrician- gynecologists, and fellows and residents entering the fertility field.

Editorial Reviews

3 Stars from Doody
Stephen R. Lincoln
This is a complete and comprehensive review of all aspects of the oocyte and embryo donation process. The purpose is to provide detailed coverage of the donation process for patients and physicians alike. The editor has compiled a text that more than meets this purpose. Patients will benefit from this text, but all subspecialists in the area of infertility would find the book a tremendous resource for their practice. The editor is a world-renowned expert in this field He has assembled an impressive collection of leading experts around the world to give an up-to-date, thorough explanation of the donation process. Not only are medical issues covered, but psychological, ethical, legal, and even religious concerns are fully discussed as well. I have already used information from this book in formal presentations on the subject as well as in private patient-physician consultations in my practice. It is an excellent resource for physicians in the field as well as any couples considering third-party reproductive technologies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781447123910
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
03/31/2013
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2013
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.04(d)

Meet the Author

Mark V. Sauer, MD is a pioneer in the field of donor oocyte and embryo transfer and has been responsible for advancing the field of reproductive medicine through several of his projects.

He is principally known for his work in the field of donor oocyte and embryo transfer and achieved the world's first donor egg pregnancies in menopausal women.

Dr. Sauer is currently Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Program Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Columbia University Medical Center, New York. He has served on the editorial board of several medical journals and has authored more than 300 peer review articles related to Reproductive Endocrinology and infertility.

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