The IVF Guide: What You Need to Know About Fertility, Infertility and Available Treatment Options

The IVF Guide: What You Need to Know About Fertility, Infertility and Available Treatment Options

by Ahmet Ozyigit, Savas Ozyigit


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627342452
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Asst. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Ozyigit is a clinical embryologist with over a decade of experience in assisting patients with fertility treatments. Dr. Ozyigit, who is currently studying medicine, comes from an eclectic background with a bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. in economics and a master's degree in clinical embryology. His passion for education and research is the foundation for his career as a physician, embryologist, researcher, and clinic manager. He currently holds a teaching position at the Mediterranean University of Karpasia and is the lead for clinical research at North Cyprus IVF Center.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Savas Ozyigit is the first fertility specialist in North Cyprus and has been a pioneer in fertility treatments for over two decades. Dr. Ozyigit is an active member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He has also conducted clinical studies and published several articles and books on gynecology, pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Ozyigit is the recipient of numerous accolades, including awards for medical excellence, lifetime achievement, and service quality. He is currently the chief of surgery at North Cyprus IVF Center.

Table of Contents

About the Authors vii

Foreword ix

1 Reproductive Physiology: An Overview 1

1.1 Physiology of Female Reproduction 1

1.2 Physiology of Male Reproduction 12

2 Infertility 19

2.1 What is Infertility? 19

2.2 Female Infertility 22

2.3 Male Infertility 37

2.4 Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Miscarriage 42

3 Infertility Testing 57

3.1 An Overview of Infertility Testing 57

3.2 Initial Infertility Testing 59

3.3 Female Infertility Testing 60

3.4 Male Infertility Testing 68

3.5 Extended Infertility Testing 74

4 Choosing the Right Treatment 83

4.1 The Basis of Fertility Treatments 84

4.2 Clomiphene Citrate 86

4.3 Intrauterine Insemination 87

4.4 In Vitro Fertilization 89

4.5 Third Party Conception 98

5 Failed Treatments and Moving Forward 109

5.1 Failure to Obtain Viable Egg or Sperm Cells 110

5.2 Total Fertilization Failure 112

5.3 Implantation Failure 112

6 New Advances in Assisted Reproductive

Technology 115

6.1 Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis 115

6.2 Time-lapse Embryo Imaging 121

6.3 Platelet-rich Plasma 122

6.4 Stem Cell Therapy 125

7 Traveling Abroad for Treatment 131

Glossary 135

Appendix 1: Sample Infertility Assessment Form 145

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