Technology and Infertility: Clinical Psychosocial, Legal, and Ethical Aspects / Edition 1

Technology and Infertility: Clinical Psychosocial, Legal, and Ethical Aspects / Edition 1

by J. Bernstein
     
 

The field of reproductive technology witnessed enormous advances in the 1980s which have greatly altered the diagnosis and management of infertility. This book surveys the technological advances in infertility which the clinician must understand to optimize patient care. However, the same technologies that provide new hope for infertile couples generate increasingly… See more details below

Overview

The field of reproductive technology witnessed enormous advances in the 1980s which have greatly altered the diagnosis and management of infertility. This book surveys the technological advances in infertility which the clinician must understand to optimize patient care. However, the same technologies that provide new hope for infertile couples generate increasingly complicated social concerns. Therefore, the second part of this volume explores the significant psychosocial, legal, and ethical issues which surround infertility. Gynecologists, general practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and nurses working with infertile couples will gain meaningful insight into the many aspects of current infertility treatment. Experts in medical law and ethics will also find this book to be fascinating reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387977935
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
446
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 10.27(h) x 1.07(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
1A Historical Perspective of Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Backdrop for Reproductive Technology1
2Medical Evaluation and Treatment of the Infertile Couple11
Surgical Advances
3The Laser and Infertility: Present and Future39
4Operative Laparoscopy: Patient Selection and Instrumentation51
5Operative Pelviscopy: Techniques and Results61
6Hysteroscopy in Infertility67
7Surgical Advances for Male Infertility73
8Epididymal Sperm in Obstructive Azoospermia for In Vitro Fertilization83
Radiologic Advances
9Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer and Ultrasound-Guided Transcervical Fallopian Tube Canalization91
10Transcervical Fallopian Tube Catheterization for Diagnosis and Treatment of Female Infertility99
11The Natural Cycle for In Vitro Fertilization109
12The Natural Cycle for In Vitro Fertilization: A French Experience115
Cellular and Molecular Advances
13Expression of Proto-Oncogenes in Mammalian Gametes and Embryos119
14In Vitro Coculture of Mammalian Embryos135
15The Intraovarian Insulinlike Growth Factor System: Basic and Clinical Implications165
Nonsurgical Advances in Infertility
16Medical Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy171
17GnRH Agonists in the Treatment of Fibroids181
18GnRH Agonists in the Treatment of Endometriosis193
19GnRH Agonists in the Treatment of Hyperandrogenism203
20The Neuroendocrine Basis of Infertility213
Alternatives to Reproductive Failure
21Oocyte Donation223
22New Animal Embryo Engineering Technology235
23The Role of the Embryo in Prenatal Diagnosis263
Psychosocial Aspects
24Historical Perspective of the Infertile Experience271
25Psychological Issues in Infertility: An Historical Overview279
26Psychological Evaluation of the Infertile Couple289
27Male Infertility: The Psychologic Issues297
28Paradise Lost: Sexual Function and Infertility303
29Secondary Infertility313
30Coping with Pregnancy Loss: Ectopic Pregnancy, Recurrent Abortion, and Stillbirth319
31Implementation of Ovum Donation Technology: Start-up Decisions, Challenges, and Problems329
32The Long-Term Psychologic and Social Effects of Gamete Donation337
33Individual Psychotherapy for Infertile Patients347
34Management of Patients with Preexisting Psychiatric Illness351
35Application of Behavioral Medicine Techniques to the Treatment of Infertility355
36Psychotherapy with Infertile Couples361
37Support Groups365
38Psychological Experience of Medical Professionals on the IVF Team373
39When to Call It Quits381
40The Adoptee's Search: Who Are the Real Parents of Adopted Children?391
41Parenting After Infertility399
Legal Aspects
42Public Policy and the New Technologies403
43The Legal Response to the New Reproductive Technologies407
44Diethylstilbestrol and Infertility: The Past, the Present, and the Relevance for the Future413
Ethical Aspects
45Ethics of the New Technologies: A Discussion of Case Histories425
Index439

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