A Handbook of Intrauterine Insemination

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Godwin I. Meniru, Peter R. Brinsden, Ian L. Craft
Cambridge University Press, Jul 31, 1997 - Medical - 245 pages
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Approximately 15% of couples experience difficulty in conceiving and a proportion of them may require assisted conception treatment to alleviate continuing infertility. Intrauterine insemination is an effective first line treatment in properly selected cases and is less invasive than in vitro fertilisation and its variants. This multi-authored text is a comprehensive account of how to set up and run a successful intrauterine insemination program. It provides a very practical account and explains clearly the scientific and medical issues. The various chapters deal with design and equipment of the unit, patient selection, counselling, ovarian stimulation strategies, the role of ultrasonography, semen analysis and sperm preparation, intrauterine insemination techniques, semen cryopreservation and banking and complications. The contributing authors are all experienced practitioners and researchers in reproductive medicine and have created a manual that will be useful to full range of professionals involved in the provision of care for infertile couples such as clinicians, andrologists, embryologists, other scientists, nurses, counsellors, psychotherapists and managerial staff. Because of its clear presentation, students and patients will also find the volume informative.
 

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Contents

List of contributors
xi
Preface
xiii
An overview of intrauterine insemination
1
Equipment design and organisation of the unit
9
Patient selection and management
23
Fertility counselling
46
Ovarian stimulation for the assisted reproduction technologies
56
Controlled superovulation for intrauterine insemination
77
Semen analysis and sperm preparation
129
Intrauterine insemination techniques
146
The role of the nurse in an insemination programme
159
Principles and practice of semen cryopreservation
163
Donor sperm banking
190
Complications of superovulation and intrauterine insemination
207
Concluding remarks thoughts on the management of infertility
234
Index
242

Ultrasonography in the management of infertility with special reference to intrauterine insemination
97

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About the author (1997)

After qualifying in medicine, Dr Godwin Meniru has specialised and worked extensively in the area of reproductive medicine, including studies for Master of Medical Sciences degree in Assisted Reproduction Technology at Nottingham University, followed by Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine at the London Gynaecology and Fertility Centre in London. Subsequent training and practice was undertaken in Brunei, and more recently at the Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio, where he is presently based. He is also known as the principal author of A Handbook of Intrauterine Insemination published by Cambridge University Press in 1997 (ISBN 0521 58676 3)

Peter R. Brinsden is Consultant Medical Director, Bourn Hall Clinic ACU, Cambridge, UK.

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