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

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


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IVF Treatment is a very personal journey- one with ups and downs. While there might be loads of information on infertility out there, it is very difficult to find the right information that fits your unique needs. Search for the right treatment option begins with the understanding that every patient is unique and standard treatments do not produce the same outcome for everyone.

This concise and accessible overview of reproductive medicine in the 21st century seeks to demystify in vitro fertilization for prospective parents and students. The IVF Treatment Guide walks readers through the fundamentals of human reproductive anatomy and physiology as well as disease processes that cause infertility. This guidebook also highlights various fertility testing methods and treatment options that are currently available or on the horizon. By blending the latest in scientific and medical research with the authors' own clinical experience, The IVF Treatment Guide offers unique insights into the science and art of reproductive medicine and in vitro fertilization.

The growing phenomenon of medical tourism has enabled prospective parents to transcend physical borders, local regulations, and monetary restrictions with just a passport and an airline ticket. Countries across the globe now offer high-quality fertility testing and treatment, often at a fraction of the cost. The IVF Treatment Guide empowers prospective parents to ask the right questions and make the best decisions for themselves and their families.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627342452
Publisher: Universal Publishers
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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