• Allan A. Templeton
  • James O. Drife

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Epidemiology and Clinical Presentation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. J. Botting
      Pages 3-21
    3. A. Templeton
      Pages 23-32
  3. Investigation and Treatment of the Male

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. E. Nieschlag, H. M. Behre
      Pages 65-79
    3. R. J. Aitken
      Pages 81-100
    4. P. F. Watson, J. K. Critser, P. Mazur
      Pages 101-114
    5. S. B. Fishel, J. Timson
      Pages 115-132
    6. S. J. Silber, R. H. Asch
      Pages 133-153
  4. Investigation and Treatment of the Female

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. H. J. Leese, C. J. Dickens
      Pages 157-168
    3. J. F. Kerin
      Pages 169-184
    4. R. M. L. Winston, R. A. Margara
      Pages 185-198
    5. C. Nezhat, F. Nezhat
      Pages 199-214
    6. R. W. Shaw, A. A. Gadir
      Pages 215-227
    7. D. T. Baird
      Pages 229-236
    8. S. Franks
      Pages 237-250
  5. Assisted Reproduction and Related Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. D. G. Whittingham, J. G. Carroll
      Pages 253-261
    3. R. G. Gosden, N. I. Boland
      Pages 263-278
    4. H. I. Abdalla
      Pages 291-300
    5. D. J. Cusine
      Pages 301-316
    6. A. Dokras, I. L. Sargent, D. H. Barlow
      Pages 317-330
    7. A. H. Handyside
      Pages 331-342
  6. Training in Infertility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. M. M. Inglis, J. Denton
      Pages 351-361
  7. Service Provision

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. J. Dickson
      Pages 381-388
    3. T. A. Sheldon, S. L. Ibbotson
      Pages 399-420
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 421-433

About this book


Infertility, as with many aspects of medicine, is at the mercy of rapid technological advance. Many of these developments initially seem attractive to both clinicians and patients, but need to be rigorously assessed if their real value is to be understood and clinical practice is to develop. In this book issues of importance to the management of infertile patients are discussed. The gaps in our knowledge which prevent a better understanding of the condition are identified, and recent developments, both clinical and scientific, are subjected to peer review and discussion. An important feature of the book is an acceptance that training in infertility practice is a real problem. This is perceived not only by the practising clinicians, both doctors and nurses, but particularly by the clinical scientists, including embryologists, who now provide such an essential part of the service. Similarly the provision of the clinical service has been examined in detail from a variety of standpoints, in an attempt to make sensible recommendations which balance real need with limited resource. The book is based on the papers presented and discussed at the 25th RCOG Study Group held in April 1992. The discussion after each paper was civilised but uncompromising and forms an important part of this publication. The rapid processing of the written and recorded material by the staff at the RCOG, and particularly Miss Sally Barber, has ensured that the book has been produced while the issues are live, the reviews contemporary and the discussion relevant.


Embryo In-vitro Fertilisation Mammalia assisted reproduction biology development embryology epidemiology fertility fertilization infertility laparoscopy physiology reproduction surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Allan A. Templeton
    • 1
  • James O. Drife
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics & GynaecologyAberdeen Maternity Hospital, ForesterhillAberdeenUK
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, D FloorClarendon Wing, Leeds General InfirmaryLeedsUK

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