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Overcoming Infertility: Resource for Getting Pregnant, by Robert Jansen, Alan DeCherney

Overcoming Infertility: A Compassionate Resource for Getting Pregnant

by Robert Jansen, Alan DeCherney

Purchase at:  Amazon.com 

Format: Paperback, 1st ed., 474pp. 
ISBN: 0716733021
Publisher: W. H. Freeman Company 
Pub. Date: April 1998

Description from Amazon.com

Book Description 

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

Annotation

"...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
Dr. Robert Jansen is one of the great leaders in the exploding field of infertility and reproduction. His combination of scientific expertise and clear communication makes this book a wonderful guide for childless couples, and an interesting read for those who just want to know more about reproduction. —Sherman J. Silber

Ralph R. Kazer, M.D., Head of the Section of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Northwestern University Medical School
Remarkably complete and up-to-date. . . . Highly readable, at times provocative, it will be of interest to professionals and nonprofessionals alike. —Ralph R. Kazer
 


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