Infertility in Practice

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Churchill Livingstone, 2003 - Medical - 489 pages
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The comprehensive and practical 2nd Edition takes a modern approach to managing fertility in the context of sound theory and evidence-based therapy. Based on the authors' clinical experience, it discusses today's understanding of the causes of infertility and the latest innovations in their investigation and management. Six well-organized sections cover background, diagnosis, and counseling diagnosis and treatment assisted conception, ethics, regulations, and guidelines complications pregnancy and treatment failure.

  • Discusses all aspects of infertility
  • Provides practical clinical guidance on diagnosis and treatment
  • Considers the side effects of assisted reproductive technology and the cost of treatment
  • Illustrates concepts with informative line drawings, photographs, and radiographic images

  • Covers the latest technologies, including micromanipulation of gametes, cryopreservation of ovarian tissue, and cloning and stem cell research
  • Introduces a new chapter on polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Features the latest guidelines
  • European and US guidelines.

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Planning a pregnancy
Investigating infertility

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About the author (2003)

Adam Balen is Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist at the General Infirmary at Leeds and is also a subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery and Honorary Senior Lecturer to the Medical School of the University of Leeds, UK.

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