Overcoming Infertility: A Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant

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Addicus Books, Aug 1, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 170 pages
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Confronting a problem that affects one out of 10 American couples, this all-inclusive, question-and-answer guide offers insight and encouragement in the face of infertility. Addressing the deep disappointment and emotional distress that accompany a diagnosis, this resource emphasizes that there is still hope regarding this daunting condition. Penned by a reputable endocrinologist who has treated thousands of couples, this helpful reference provides a way to navigate through a confusing time, clearly illustrating the most suitable treatment options. Topics covered include the causes of both female and male infertility, how to cope emotionally with a diagnosis, and utilizing the new Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). From choosing a fertility specialist to taking advantage of the most recent developments, this exhaustive study provides practical guidance for couples facing this overwhelming syndrome.
 

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Contents

An Overview
1
2 Coping Emotionally
4
3 Female Infertility
12
4 Getting a Diagnosis
26
5 Treatment with Fertility Drugs
42
6 Fertility Treatment Procedures
49
7 Reproductive Surgery
68
8 Male Infertility
72
10 Donor Sperm
92
11 Donor Eggs and Embryos
98
12 Gestational Carriers
105
Glossary
111
Resources
127
Index
130
About the Authors
141
Copyright

9 Treatment for Male Infertility
87

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