In Vitro Fertilization

Author: Geoffrey Sher
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 1626363773
Format: PDF, Docs
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This extensively updated and revised edition of In Vitro Fertilization: The A.R.T. of Making Babies addresses the key issues and concerns of infertile couples. Written by one of the top in vitro specialists in the country, this book discusses in plain language everything couples need to know about IVF. From how to locate and choose the best IVF programs to what to expect as you go through the process, this book will prepare couples for the complex and emotional IVF journey. Included here are: • Conditions that negatively affect fertility, such as sexually transmitted diseases, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, and immune system conditions • Surrogate motherhood, egg donation, and other third-party parenting options • Detailed discussion of ovulation and the influence of age on egg quality • Ethics in fertility technology, including the recent controversies over cloning This book provides extensive technical guidance to couples who are considering in vitro fertilization, allowing for a more well-informed life changing decision.


Author: Toni Weschler
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 3864159458
Format: PDF
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Viele Frauen sind unglücklich mit einer hormonellen Empfängnisverhütung, kennen aber keine zuverlässige Alternative. Andere versuchen vergeblich, ein Baby zu bekommen und wollen ihre Fruchtbarkeit erhöhen. Wieder andere haben seltsame Symptome oder Schmerzen während ihres Zyklus. Ihnen allen bietet dieses Standardwerk zum Thema Fruchtbarkeit umfassende Informationen und Hilfe. Es beantwortet alle Fragen und liefert ein tiefes Verständnis für den weiblichen Körper. Bereits Hunderttausende Frauen haben mit Toni Weschlers Bewusster Fruchtbarkeitsmethode (BFM) erfolgreich auf natürliche Weise verhütet oder ihre Chancen auf eine Schwangerschaft maximiert. Diese Methode nimmt nur wenige Minuten am Tag in Anspruch und liefert einen kompletten Überblick über den Zeitpunkt des individuellen Eisprungs und der furchtbaren Tage einer Frau. Zudem bietet Weschler Tipps bei Endometriose oder Eierstockzysten, und zeigt, wie man auf natürlichem Wege seinen Hormonhaushalt ausbalanciert und seine Fruchtbarkeit auf lange Zeit erhält. Ergänzend zu den Informationen liefert sie eine Reihe Mustervorlagen für Tabellen zur Empfängnisverhütung, Kinderwunsch oder Menopause.

Making Babies Biomedical Technologies Reproductive Ethics and Public Policy

Author: Inmaculada de Melo-Martín
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401721599
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Each year, roughly a million new cases of cancer appear in the US, and more than 500,000 Americans die annually of premature death. Although medical progress has slowed cancer mortality, its incidence is increasing roughly six times faster than cancer mortality is decreasing. Breast cancer, in particular, has been increasing about one percent each year since 1973. At least two of the factors responsible for this surge in breast cancer are women's use of medically-prescribed synthetic hormones and the exposure of the entire population to chemicals such as dioxin. Both exposures increase the likelihood of breast cancer. Although many ethicists worry about involuntary societal imposition of chemicals such as dioxin, through industrial and agricultural processes, allegedly voluntary exposures also constitute both, a public-health problem and a biomedical-ethics difficulty. Physicians recommend synthetic hormones, for example, to women who apparently take them voluntarily. In the case of in vitro fertilization, doctors prescribe hormones to induce egg production and to increase the chances of reproduction for couples who are unable to have children. Despite the benefits of medical technologies such as hormone stimulation and in vitro fertilization, they also carry great risks. The price that childless women pay, for their opportunity to have children through in vitro fertilization, may be their own increased risk of diseases - such as breast cancer - that are hormone dependent.

Human Heredity Principles and Issues

Author: Michael Cummings
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495554456
Format: PDF
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Offering in-depth yet accessible coverage, Cummings’s HUMAN HEREDITY PRINCIPLES AND ISSUES, Eighth Edition, draws from the most current research in genetics as it presents the latest challenges facing physicians, researchers, and society. Designed for the introductory genetics or heredity course, this concise, well-written, and well-illustrated text combines thorough coverage with a superior supplement and media package that offers a wealth of study tools--including the customized learning paths of CengageNOWTM. The new eighth edition includes streamlined art, chapter sidebars that address everyday issues, and numerous cases that help you analyze tough decisions. Written by a widely respected genetics authority, HUMAN HEREDITY PRINCIPLES AND ISSUES is known for its student-friendly presentation that introduces complex topics and important concepts with precise logic, without oversimplifying. Demonstrating the process of science while focusing on basic genetics concepts, the text gives you a working knowledge of heredity without the rigorous scientific/quantitative details. It discusses the various genetic services that are now developing--highlighting the social relevance and real-world applications to your other courses and personal life. Emphasizing relevant issues, the text equips you with the insight to make informed decisions about your personal health and public policy, as well as teaches you how to recognize genetic disorders, their causes, and their patterns of inheritance. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

IVF Children

Author: Alastair Sutcliffe
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781842141236
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the last decade alone, advances in assisted reproduction have increased dramatically. The miracle of babies born through in vitro fertilization no longer seems so miraculous. However, information about the continued emotional and physical development of IVF children is hard to find, and once found, can be difficult to interpret. IVF Children: The First Generation: Assisted Reproduction and Child Development comprehensively reviews the current knowledge about the physical and mental outcomes of children conceived through IVF techniques. The author examines all of the studies relevant to the development and well being of IVF children and discusses the results and implications of these studies from every angle. More importantly for the busy staff of fertility clinics, Dr. Sutcliffe explores how to interpret what is known from these studies to qualify the studies' validity and use their results. In contrast to many other books devoted to techniques involved in ART, this book addresses what is known about the ultimate outcome of the children born after employing the various ART methods for conception. The author draws together the available data and provides an in-depth analysis of the results. He expertly blends scientific theory and clinical outcomes to provide a handbook also useful for counselling families. IVF Children: The First Generation: Assisted Reproduction and Child Development provides guidance to professionals and parents/prospective parents alike in selecting the fertility treatment that best meets their needs. About the author: Dr. Alastair Sutcliffe is an academic pediatrician with clinical practice in the Royal Free Hospital Campus of University College London and was awarded his Doctorate in 2000. He was the first person to study children who were cryopreserved as embryos and for the past five years, has been studying a group of ICSI conceived children throughout the UK. These children are currently being assessed in the biggest developmental study in the field. His work is now recognized worldwide as having made an important contribution to assessing outcomes of new types of in vitro fertilization.

Ethical Dilemmas in Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Author: Joseph G. Schenker
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110240211
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Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) include the artificial or partially artificial methods to achieve pregnancy. These new technologies lead to substantial changes regarding of ethical and legal aspects in reproductive medicine. The book focuses on current hot topics about ethical dilemmas in ART, e.g. about the duties of ethical committees, guidelines regarding informed consent, ethical and legal aspects of sperm donation, embryo donation, ethics of embryonic stem cells, therapeutical cloning, patenting of human genes, commercialization.

Reproductive Technologies as Global Form

Author: Stefan Beck
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593391007
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In the thirty-five years since the first +test-tube baby,[&½] in-vitro fertilization and other methods of reproductive assistance have become a common aspect of family life and medicine in affluent nations and, increasingly, throughout the world. How do persons seeking treatment, donors, and medical experts make use of these reproductive technologies? How in crossing borders between nations do they manage to evade legal and bioethical regulations? And how do they make sense of these new modes of making kinship against the backdrop of diverse world-views and social settings? --

Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation

Author: Evelina Weidman Sterling
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006525
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation is a helpful, authoritative guide to negotiating the complex and emotive issues that arise for those considering whether or not to pursue egg donation. It presents information clearly and with compassion, exploring the practical, financial, logistical, social and ethical questions that commonly arise. This fully updated second edition also includes recent developments in the field, including travelling for egg donation and the emerging field of epigenetics. This book will be valued by all those considering or undergoing donor conception, as well as the range of professionals who support them, including infertility counsellors, psychologists, therapists and social workers.

Having Twins and More

Author: Elizabeth Noble
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618138739
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Considers the needs of prospective multiple-birth parents.

Magill s Medical Guide Heimlich maneuver Nervous system

Author: Anne Chang
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587653872
Format: PDF
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Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.