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Clinical In Vitro Fertilization

  • Carl Wood
  • Alan Trounson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. I. T. Cameron, D. L. Healy
    Pages 11-22
  3. J. Leeton
    Pages 23-31
  4. A. Trounson
    Pages 33-50
  5. H. W. Jones Jr, P. A. W. Rogers
    Pages 51-62
  6. R. P. S. Jansen
    Pages 63-80
  7. P. A. L. Lancaster
    Pages 81-94
  8. C. A. Yates, Caroline Thomas, G. T. Kovacs, D. M. de Kretser
    Pages 95-111
  9. C. Chen
    Pages 113-126
  10. A. Trounson
    Pages 127-142
  11. P. A. W. Rogers, J. Leeton, I. T. Cameron, C. Murphy, D. L. Healy, P. Lutjen
    Pages 143-154
  12. Louise Bowen, Kay Oke
    Pages 155-162
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 163-166

About this book

Introduction

In vitro fertilization has resulted in an estimated 4000-5000 births in the world. The procedure has been accepted in Europe, America and Australia and several hundred IVF clinics are operating successfully. The newer procedures of GIFf, embryo freezing and donor oocyte IVF have become established and are dealt with in several chapters. GIFf has become the procedure of choice for patients with infertility of unknown origin. Oocyte freezing represents an important new technology which is being developed. The routine IVF procedure has improved slightly; variation in results can be reduced by quality control of laboratory and clinical techniques. Male factor infertility has been dealt with by IVF in mild and moderate cases, but newer techniques will be required to deal with severe problems in the male. Most countries have accepted that the straightforward IVF pro­ cedure is ethical. Limitations concerning the use of donor oocytes and embryo experimentation exist in some religions and countries; legal control of the new reproductive technologies ranges from the passage of statutes to no control at all. Many countries are still considering the need for legislative control. The text endeavours to indicate new areas of importance and to guide those organizing services as to how to introduce newer technolo­ gies.

Keywords

birth complications embryo endocrinology fertility growth hormone in vitro fertilization infertility künstliche Befruchtung placenta pregnancy sex steroid ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Carl Wood
    • 1
  • Alan Trounson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyMonash University, Monash Medical CentreClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Early Human DevelopmentMonash University, Monash Medical CentreClaytonAustralia

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