Synopses & Reviews
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.
There are approximately 7.3 million couples coping with infertility in the United States. For many, the best option is IVF.
About the Author
Geoffrey Sher, MD
, is the founder and executive medical director of the Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM), as well as the director of SIRM-Las Vegas. Dr. Sher is an internationally renowned expert in the field of IVF and assisted reproductive technology (ART). He has been influential in the births of more than 15,000 IVF babies. Over the last thirty years, he has helped fashion the entire field of ART, establishing the first private IVF program in the United States in 1982. He currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Virginia Marriage Davis, RN, MN, was a former medical practice consultant, family nurse practitioner, and lecturer.
Jean Stoess, MA, is a freelance developmental editor, writer, and a member of the State of Nevada Board of Examiners. She lives in Reno, Nevada.