UNDERSTANDING FERTILITY AND INFERTILITY: The Sourcebook for Reproductive Problems, Treatments, and Issues

Carol A. Turkington, Author, Michael M. Alper, Author, Janwillem M. Van de Wetering, Joint Author . Checkmark Books $18.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-8160-5182-3

As couples have children later and later in life, more are experiencing the difficulties of either conceiving or carrying a baby to full term. This volume by medical writer Turkington and Alper, medical director at Boston IVF, deals with the conditions, issues and treatments available. The book first lays out the possible reasons and diagnoses for both male and female infertility, then moves quickly to the tests available to indicate the different conditions of fertility. Use of fertility drugs are the most common remedy, and a full chapter is devoted to medications available, their uses and side effects. Assisted reproductive treatments are also covered in detail along with the options of donor eggs and corrective surgery. However, even with all the knowledge and technology available, many will still be unable to have a baby, and the book addresses this issue along with the alternative options of surrogacy and adoption. Much of the volume is devoted to an A-Z section that references conditions and treatments and terminology, from the effect of caffeine to an explanation of what an endocrinologist does. A set of appendixes completes the volume and offers helpful information on organizations and hotlines, as well as a bibliography and a list of infertility clinics. This excellent resource provides an easy-to-read manual in what has become a growing medical field. (July)

Reviewed on: 06/02/2003
Release date: 07/01/2003
Show other formats
FORMATS
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.