February 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
Infertility is suffered by around 1 in 7 couples and can be a source of confusion for both partners, providing high stress on relationships. 25% of cases are explained through male infertility, 50% through female infertility, whilst 25% are generally unexplained. The possible causes and solutions are many and complex.
Infertility, one of the first in the new Gynecology in Practice series, assists gynecologists and family practitioners to better care for their patients who have trouble conceiving. The authors provide a strong focus on effective diagnosis and management. Following a review of the factors that affect fertility, Infertility takes a practical approach to:
- Evaluation of fertility
- Management and treatment
- Pre-implantation screening
- Fertility preservation
Gynecology in Practice
The Gynecology in Practice series provides clinical 'in the office' or 'at the bedside' guides to effective patient care for gynecologists. The tone is practical, not academic, with authors offering guidance on what might be done and what should be avoided. The books are informed by evidence-based practice and feature:
- Algorithms and guidelines where they are appropriate
- ''Tips and Tricks' boxes – hints on improving outcomes
- 'Caution' warning boxes – hints on avoiding complications
- 'Science Revisited' – quick reminder of the basic science principles
- Summaries of key evidence and suggestions for further reading
1 Factors Affecting Fertility (Enrique Soto and Alan B. Copperman).
2 Evaluation of the Infertile Couple (Michelle L. Matthews).
3 Diagnosis and Management of Tubal Factor Infertility (Amanda N. Kallen and Pinar H. Kodaman).
4 Diagnosis and Management of Uterine Infertility (Beth W. Rackow).
5 Diagnosis and Management of Infertility Due to Endometriosis (Janelle Luk and Hugh S. Taylor).
6 Diagnosis and Management of Infertility Due to Anovulation (Alfredo Guillén Antón and Juan A. García Velasco).
7 Diagnosis and Management of Infertility Due to Diminished Ovarian Reserve (Deidre A. Conway and Mousa I. Shamonki).
8 Diagnosis and Management of Male Infertility (Herman Tournaye).
9 Diagnosis and Management of Unexplained Infertility (Cornelis B. Lambalk, Jan Willem van der Steeg and Pieternel Steures).
10 Endocrine Disorders and Infertility (Samuel A. Pauli and Caleb B. Kallen).
11 Physiologic Basis of Ovulation Induction (Robert F. Casper).
12 Intrauterine Insemination (Joelle Safi , Rakesh K. Sharma and Ashok Agarwal).
13 In-Vitro Reproductive Technologies (Denny Sakkas).
14 Egg Donation and Surrogacy (Mark V. Sauer and Joshua U. Klein).
15 Complications of Infertility Treatment (Luisa Delle Piane, Alberto Revelli, Sonya Kasyap, Mitchell Rosen, and Paolo F. Rinaudo).
16 Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (Maria D. Lalioti).
17 Fertility Preservation (Emre Seli).
18 Infertility Treatment: Varying Approaches Across Continents (Baris Ata and Bulent Urman).