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Towards Reproductive Certainty: Fertility and Genetics Beyond 1999: In Vitro Fertilization, by Robert Jansen, David Mortimer, D. Mortimer

Towards Reproductive Certainty: Fertility and Genetics Beyond 1999: Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization and Human Reproductive Genetics

by Robert Jansen (Editor), David Mortimer (Editor), D. Mortimer

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Format: Library Binding, 1st ed., 534pp. 
ISBN: 1850700842
Publisher: CRC Press, LLC 
Pub. Date: June 1999 
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This is a forward-looking clinical reference of definitive authority on todays headline controversies in in vitro fertilization (IVF) and reproductive genetics. Written by leading experts from medicine, education, psychology, ethics, counseling, and other disciplines studying fertility and genetics, the book contains nearly 70 chapters in seven sections. The introductory section deals with biology, business, morality and society in IVF and reproductive genetics; other sections focus on IVF outcomes, personal ethics and business, biology of the egg, sperm and embryo, implantation, IVF and society, and such 21st century topics as space travel and human reproduction, the disappearing male, and the future of motherhood. Includes bibliographic references and index.

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Univ. of Sydney, Australia. The Plenary Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization & Human Reproductive Genetics, date and site not cited. For clinicians and researchers.

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The 66 papers provide an end-of-century snapshot of the status of conception in controlled circumstances outside the body, which in some developed countries now accounts for up to one percent of pregnancies. They cover outcomes, personal ethics, and business; the biology of the egg, sperm, and the embryo and implantation; in-vitro fertilization and society; and the future of reproduction. Specific topics include fertility in aboriginality, the emotional pitfalls of multiple pregnancy, the sperm donor's right to know, requirements for oocyte development, genetics of the fertilizing egg, reproductive toxins affecting the male, the in-vitro culture of human blastocytes, cultural expectations in a number of regions of the world, medical ethics and the state, descendants as property, how important and X and Y chromosomes are, and space travel and human reproduction. The conference seems to have happened in Sydney. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents

List of principal contributors

Foreword   1

1 IVF and reproductive genetics in 1999: biology, business, ethics and sociology   5

2 Fertility in Aboriginality   8

3 Psychosocial effects of infertility and age on women   21

4 Psychosocial impact of infertility on men   28

5 Protecting the vulnerable in collaborative reproduction   37

6 How should IVF success rates be reported?   46

7 IVF success rate reporting: consumer needs   57

8 IVF babies are not small   64

9 Outcomes from intracytoplasmic sperm injection   70

10 Follow-up of IVF families   77

11 Multiple births: too high a price?   85

12 The emotional pitfalls of multiple pregnancy   92

13 IVF families and embryo storage   102

14 Breast, ovarian and uterine cancer in 29700 Australian IVF patients   109

15 Still not maternal: giving birth to my niece (10 years on)   116

16 Infertile mothers: a perspective from research and experience   120

17 My mothers and my mum   125

18 Gestational surrogacy as an integral part of IVF: a 10-year report   126

19 A decade of gestational carrier pregnancy   131

20 Egg donation: the lessons from commercial activities   137

21 What motivates paid ovum donors?   141

22 Donor insemination: which families tell?   145

23 Sperm donation: the donor's right to know   157

24 Frozen banking of follicles   163

25 Requirements for oocyte development   170

26 FSH and follicular development   177

27 Follicle stimulation for IVF: should GnRH agonists be our first choice?   186

28 Minimal ovarian stimulation for IVF: extending the 'follicle stimulating hormone window'   195

29 Recombinant FSH therapy alone versus combination therapy with recombinant LH therapy in patients down-regulated with a low-dose luteal GnRH agonist protocol: preliminary results   200

30 Follicular stimulation regimens for IVF: dealing with temporary ovarian resistance   205

31 Clinical experience with in vitro oocyte maturation   210

32 Complete oogenesis does not occur without follicle formation: an in vitro study of fetal mouse ovaries   218

33 Oocyte contributions to embryogenesis in mammals   223

34 Genetics of the fertilizing egg   231

35 Karl Ernst von Baer and the discovery of the human ovum   247

36 Secular changes in male reproductive health   257

37 Reproductive toxins affecting the male   265

38 Ejaculatory and erectile dysfunctions in infertile men   277

39 Sperm retrieval techniques: opportunities and risks   286

40 Sperm cell aneuploidy   292

41 Y chromosome and single gene defects that cause male infertility   298

42 Alterations and damage of sperm chromatin structure and early embryonic failure   313

43 Transmission of the mitochondrial genome   333

44 Cytoplasmic endowment of organelles other than mitochondria   348

45 Embryo metabolism   360

46 Stage-specific culture media and reactions of embryos to them   367

47 In vitro culture of human blastocysts   378

48 Preimplantation genetic diagnosis: a 10-year perspective   389

49 Clinical experience with preimplantation genetic diagnosis at Hammersmith 1989-1998    397

50 The receptive endometrium   405

51 Is the success of human IVF a matter of developmental biology?   414

52 Quality management in the IVF laboratory   421

53 Cultural expectations from IVF and reproductive genetics in Europe   429

54 Cultural expectations from IVF and reproductive genetics in Latin America   435

55 Cultural expectations from IVF and reproductive genetics in India   441

56 Cultural expectations from IVF and reproductive genetics in the United States   448

57 How genetic knowledge will affect us   457

58 Parental responsibility: descendants as property  462

59 Where is anonymous reproduction taking us?   467

60 Role of the state in genetics and reproduction in the 21st century   475

61 Reproductive choices and state policy   481

62 Medical ethics and the state   488

63 The disappearing male   499

64 It is the X chromosome that is important   507

65 It is the Y chromosome that is really important!   514

66 Space travel and human reproduction   516

Index   523

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