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Fertility and Sterility: Current Overview: Proceedings of World Congress on Fertility and Sterility, by B. Hedon, J. Bringer, P. Mares

Fertility and Sterility: A Current Overview: Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Fertility and Sterility, Montpellier, France, 17-22 September 1995

by B. Hedon (Editor), J. Bringer (Editor), P. Mares (Editor)

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Format: Hardcover, 1st ed., 478pp.
ISBN: 1850706948
Publisher: Prthnon Pu 
Pub. Date: September 1995

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Fifteenth World Congress on Fertility and Sterility, September, 1995, Montpellier, France. Review of current research from sixty-six international investigators, including 10 U.S.

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Appropriate for: Reproductive Medicine Specialists.

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Proceedings of the September 1995 congress, detailing the latest clinical developments and findings in contraception; infertility; endocrinology of reproduction; andrology; reproductive surgery; clinical and biological aspects of IVF technology; and ethics. Of interest to professionals, researchers, and graduate students in gynecology, endocrinology, biology, and andrology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents 

List of principal contributors 


1 Population concerns for the next century   3  

2 The evolution of contraceptive methods and practices to the year 2000     15 

3 Advances in oral hormonal contraception   21 

4 Advances in intrauterine device technology   31 

5 Recent advances on the path to a contraceptive vaccine   35 

6 Combined injectable preparations and introduction as a new method   47 

7 Vaginal rings for contraception   51 

8 New concepts on the etiology of endometriosis   57 

9 Medical treatment of endometriosis   63 

10 Diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome   71 

11 Polycystic ovary syndrome: medical therapy   85 

12 Doppler ultrasound in fertility   93 

13 Falloposcopy: its place in the state-of-the-art spectrum of tubal investigation methods   97 

14 Sporadic and recurrent abortion   105 

15 Immunological and hematological abnormalities and recurrent pregnancy loss   119 

16 Medical care for recurrent pregnancy loss   123 

17 Management of uterine congenital malformations: diagnosis   131 

18 Management of uterine congenital malformations: evaluation of outcome   135 

19 Environment and reproduction   139 

20 Influences of nutrition on the menstrual cycle and fertility in women   163 

21 Vaginismus   173 

22 Female age and fecundity   181 

23 Genetic screening in practice   187 

24 The endometrium and implantation   193 

25 Antiprogestins and the implantation process   199 

26 Prevention of the ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome   205 

27 Systemic effects of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: implications for the rationale of treatment   211 

28 Outcome and long-term follow-up after ovarian stimulation   215 

29 The potential relevance of growth factors to ovarian physiology   219 

30 The potential relevance of insulin-like growth factors and their binding proteins to endometrial physiology   225 

31 The potential relevance of inhibin and activin to placental physiology 

32 Contribution of cytokines to apoptosis in the ovary and in endometrium   237 

33 Cytokines and spermatogenesis   249 

34 The human sex determination pathway: news and views   257 

35 Molecular genetics of the androgen receptor   263 

36 Molecular biology of the human androgen receptor   275 

37 The clinical and molecular spectrum of disorders of the androgen receptor   279 

38 Anti-Mullerian hormone in normal and malignant granulosa cells   283 

39 Management of male problems   289 

40 Assessment of sperm concentration   297 

41 Biochemical aspects of semen analysis   303 

42 Fertilization capacity   311 

43 Cryopreservation of semen   317 

44 Paternal age and development   321 

45 Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and donor insemination   329 

46 Are semen quality and male fertility at risk?   331 

47 Risks and benefits of endoscopic surgery in reproductive medicine   339 

48 Endoscopic surgery of peritoneal, ovarian and rectovaginal septum endometriosis   345 

49 Laparoscopic procedures for treatment of infertility related to polycystic ovarian syndrome   353 

50 Non-responsive patients: characteristics of patients   361 

51 Management of the non-responsive patient   369 

52 Ovarian challenge tests   373 

53 Women's age and assisted medical procreation   379 

54 Long-term follow-up after assisted reproduction   387 

55 Microinsemination 

56 Microfertilization techniques: choice of correct indications   405 

57 Follow-up of children born after intracytoplasmic sperm injection 

58 Culture and co-culture techniques   413 

59 Embryo freezing in humans: an overview   419 

60 Fluorescent in situ hybridization in human blastomeres   425 

61 Fate of disposable embryos   439 

62 First-trimester selective termination in multiple pregnancies   443 

63 Ethical aspects of surrogacy   455 

64 Analysis of clinical research   461 

65 Evaluation of infertility treatment: multicenter trials or national registers?   465 

Index   469

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