In Vitro Fertilization

In Vitro Fertilization

The A.R.T. of Making Babies

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
Explores the range of options available to infertile couples, focusing on couple eligibility and program selection.

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Sher, founder and medical director of the Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine, prepares couples for the IVF journey with information on how to locate and choose an IVF program and what to expect as they go through the IVF process. Complex biological, medical, and technical concepts and procedures are explained in simple language, yet at a sufficient level of depth to impart real understanding, making the book accessible to its intended educated and motived readership. This edition contains new material on third-party parenting options and conditions that negatively affect fertility, plus more detailed discussions of ovulation and ethics. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Facts on File

Approximately four million couples in the U.S. face infertility. For about 25 percent of them, in vitro fertilization is the best option for conception, yet many couples remain uninformed about the procedure. As of 2004, about 250,000 children were successfully born through in vitro fertilization, and this number is rising steadily.

Written by one of the top specialists in the country, In Vitro Fertilization, Third Edition presents a clearly written, complete guide to alternative means of conception. This revised book discusses everything one needs to know about IVF, including how to find and choose the best in vitro programs, what to expect as you go through the process, and what your chances are of achieving a successful pregnancy. Designed to prepare couples for the complex and emotional process of IVF, this resource provides readers with accurate and reliable information. Written in non-technical terminology, this book is the perfect reference for anyone facing this controversial and confusing procedure.

Key revisions include:

  • A new chapter discussing conditions that negatively affect fertility, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, Asherman's syndrome, and polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Expanded coverage of third-party parenting options
  • Expanded discussion of the ethical implications of fertility technology, including cloning and embryo/blastocyst freezing
  • More detailed discussion of ovulation, with new material on Letrozole Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) and Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA).

Publisher: New York : Facts On File, c2005
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780816060474
Branch Call Number: 618.178059 SHE
Characteristics: 312 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Davis, Virginia Marriage
Stoess, Jean
Alternative Title: In-Vitro fertilization


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