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The fully revised and updated second edition of this practical handbook provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of subfertility, including treatment and diagnosis. Each chapter is written by a recognized world expert in the field and, together, they aim to provide state of the art answers to all the problems of subfertility in a single volume. The introductory chapter provides a flow-chart approach to systematic diagnosis and treatment. Clearly written and easy to read, the subsequent chapters describe what questions to ask, how to investigate, and what each treatment requires. With an expanded international team of authors, this new edition also offers new chapters devoted to third party reproduction and in vitro maturation of oocytes. From medical students studying for examinations to consultant physicians, this volume is a 'must-have' reference for anyone dealing with couples who have fertility problems. Features • Each chapter has a practical focus, providing a quick and accessible reference for the busy clinician • This new edition takes an international view, with contributions from experts from around the world • Deals with all aspects of subfertility, including diagnosis and treatment; an excellent preparation guide for anyone dealing with subfertile couples Reviews 'The authors offer clear guidance and plans for those starting in the field, who need a template if they are to acquire good habits of clinical practice and data gathering ... the book can be highly recommended to newcomers as a clear guide to practice and knowledge.' Francoise Shenfield, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Table of Contents Foreword 1. Sub-fertility – a logical approach Gab Kovacs 2. Pre-pregnancy counselling and treatment Vicki Nisenblat and Robert J. Norman 3. The first interview with the new couple Majed Al Hudhud and Geoffrey Trew 4. Investigation of the female patient Anna Smirnova and Gab Kovacs 5. Assessment of the male partner Wayland Hsaio and Peter Schlegel 6. Ultrasound in the investigation of the subfertile female Marion Dewailly, Edouard Poncelet and Didier Dewailly 7. Treatment options for male infertility Robert I. McLachlan and Gab Kovacs 8. The management of anovulation, including PCOS Anthony J. Rutherford 9. The role of artificial insemination with partner semen in an ART program W. Ombelet 10. Early pregnancy loss Joe Leigh Simpson 11. In-vitro fertilization: indications, stimulation and clinical techniques Cheng Toh Yeong and P. C. Wong 12. In-vitro maturation Baris Ata, Shauna Reinblatt and Seang Lin Tan 13. The use of donor insemination Christopher L. R. Barratt and Vanessa J. Kay 14. Using donor oocytes Pedro N. Barri and Elisabet Clua 15. Embryo donation: practice and ethical dilemmas F. Shenfield 16. Endometriosis and its treatment G. David Adamson and Wendy B. Shelly 17. The role of surgery in female subfertility B. Hedon, H. Dechaud and C. Dechanet 18. Laboratory techniques in IVF George A. Thomas and David K. Gardner 19. Infertility counselling Linda Hammer Burns Index.