Clinical In Vitro Fertilization

  • Carl Wood
  • Alan Trounson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ann Westmore
    Pages 1-10
  3. Carl Wood, Gordon Baker, Alan Trounson
    Pages 11-26
  4. Carl Wood, Ian Johnston
    Pages 27-36
  5. John C. McBain, Alan Trounson
    Pages 49-65
  6. Bruce Downing
    Pages 67-81
  7. Maha Mahadevan, Gordon Baker
    Pages 83-97
  8. Linda Mohr, Alan Trounson
    Pages 99-115
  9. John Leeton, John Kerin
    Pages 117-136
  10. William A. W. Walters, Peter M. Renou
    Pages 147-156
  11. Andrew Speirs, Alan Trounson, Graham M. Warnes, John L. Yovich, Douglas M. Saunders, Chris Chen
    Pages 157-163
  12. John Kerin, Carl Wood, Gabor Kovacs
    Pages 165-175
  13. Carl Wood, John Kerin
    Pages 177-188
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 189-212

About this book


Man is entering a new era as a result of advances in human reproduction. Techniques have been developed to assist in the creation of man-artificial insemination and, now, in vitro fertilization (IVF). Soon, other new methods, based upon current advances of the IVF procedure, will develop to improve the quality of human reproduction. The book describes the conceptual framework and details of technique concerned with in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (ET). Edwards and Steptoe first described the technique of IVF and ET and the subsequent births of two normal babies. Since then, the success rate of the system has been improved by the use of fertility drugs to provide more oocytes and preincubation to mature the oocyte before fertilization. As a result of the continued research from Melbourne and Cambridge, more than 100 babies have been born. A free interchange of information between the Cambridge and Melbourne groups has led to a predictable success rate of 15%-20% per laparoscopy, and infertility centres all over the world are now copying the techniques. It is an appropriate time to inform doctors and scientists to help them understand the various procedures involved in IVF and ET. While many advances will occur in the future, the establishment of high success rates in several of the critical steps in the procedure-oocyte pick-up rate (90%), fertilization (>90%) and early embryo development (70%-90% )-signifies that some of the new techniques are stabilized sufficiently to warrant transmission of information by text, rather than scientific journal.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Carl Wood
    • 1
  • Alan Trounson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyMonash University, Queen Victoria Medical CentreMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Queen Victoria Medical CentreMelbourneAustralia

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