Description from Amazon.com
Over 5 million people of childbearing age in the United States experience infertility, or one out of every six couples. For those having problems getting pregnant, Overcoming Infertility is the best guide to state-of-the-art human fertility treatments available today.
Dr. Robert Jansen, an internationally-known fertility expert, presents an uniquely holistic view of infertility, exploring how those affected by infertility can best overcome it by relating to their partner, to their physician, to society, and to their own psychology and biology. Beginning with an in-depth look at the mechanics of a successful conception, Dr. Jansen examines the possible reasons for an unsuccessful one, and explains the testing methods for discovering such problems. Dr. Jansen then offers the possible remedies made available by today's technology, such as hormone treatment, microsurgery, IVF and GIFT procedures, as well as surrogacy and sperm and egg donation. Finally, Dr. Jansen weighs the physical and psychological costs and benefits of each treatment. Foreword by Alan DeCherney, M.D., President of the American Fertility Society. 23 illustrations. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The Washington Post, 3/24/98
A surefooted, thoughtful and indeed, compassionate book on the myriad aspects of infertility and its treatment...Jansen proves an excellent, trustworthy guide.
Description from BarnesandNoble.com
"...looks at reasons for infertility such as abnormalities or diseases affecting reproductive organs and the element of chance...offers information on new methods for diagnosing and treating infertility and the future of treatments."
From the Publisher
If you're one of the many couples who want to get pregnant but can't, Overcoming Infertility is the best guide to state-of-the-art human fertility treatments available today. Full of helpful information, it takes readers to the new and exciting frontiers of modern fertility knowledge, where they will discover everything they need to know about pregnancy and chance, the mechanics of a successful conception, tests and techniques for diagnosing infertility, tests and treatments for miscarriages, fertility problems such as low sperm counts and infrequent ovulation, abnormalities or diseases of the male or female reproductive organs, microsurgery and medical procedures such as IVF and GIFT, hormone treatment, assisted conception and embryo storage, donation and surrogacy, the physical and psychological costs and benefits of treatments, and potential future infertility treatments. In addition to the medical and scientific aspects of getting pregnant, Dr. Jansen also covers the morals, ethics, regulations, and politics of infertility. Finally, his uniquely holistic approach to the subject leads him to explore how those affected by infertility can best overcome it by relating to their partner, to their physician, to society, and to their own psychology and biology.
What People Are Saying
Sherman J. Silber, M.D., FACS, Director of the Infertility Center of St.
Louis, St. Luke's Hospital
Ralph R. Kazer, M.D., Head of the Section of Reproductive Endocrinology
and Infertility, Northwestern University Medical School
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