Infertility is a significant health issue and one that has received increasing media attention in the UK and elsewhere in recent years. For affected couples, it is the cause of substantial distress and feelings of isolation that can lead to associated anxiety and depression. This is compounded by a perceived lack of support from health services as well as a lack of available information regarding its management. This book provides current information and practical advice on the underlying causes, diagnosis and management of infertility in a clear and concise style that is accessible to patients. The book covers all aspects of infertility from investigation, treatment, successful pregnancy and coping with childlessness. The text is written in a plain-spoken style that is easy to read and absorb, with liberal use of bullet points, diagrams, graphs, photographs, tables and other illustrations. Case studies and patient perspectives are included throughout the text to bring key concepts to life.
Melanie Davies's special interest is infertility and assisted conception and she has worked in this field for 15 years. Caroline Overton's special interest is endometriosis and laparoscopic surgery. Lisa Webber's special interest is ovulation problems and polycystic ovary syndrome.
1. Overview of fertility and the biological clock ; 2. Preparing for pregnancy ; 3. Getting pregnant: a background to hormones and how the body works ; 4. How to choose your clinic ; 5. The law and fertility treatment (regulation) ; 6. The initial consultation: what is covered in your first clinic visit ; 7. Why aren't I getting pregnant? Fertility tests ; 8. Counselling: dealing with the emotional aspects of infertility ; 9. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) ; 10. Male fertility ; 11. Treatment options before IVF ; 12. Problems with ovulation and polycystic ovary syndrome ; 13. Ovulation induction ; 14. In-vitro fertilisation (including ICSI and IVM) ; 15. Ovarian hyperstimulation ; 16. Pre-implantation genetic tests ; 17. Sperm donation (donor insemination) ; 18. Egg donation ; 19. Surrogacy ; 20. Fertility and the older woman ; 21. Gynaecological problems and fertility ; 22. Tubal surgery ; 23. Reversal of sterilization and reversal of vascetomy ; 24. Pregnancy after fertility treatment ; 25. Coping with infertility ; 26. Adoption
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