Manual on Assisted Reproduction

  • Thomas Rabe
  • Klaus Diedrich
  • Thomas Strowitzki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. A. Hourvitz, E. Y. Adashi
    Pages 11-21
  3. K. Grunwald, T. Rabe, B. Runnebaum
    Pages 23-77
  4. B. Lunenfeld, E. Lunenfeld, V. Insler
    Pages 79-132
  5. R. Felberbaum, T. Rabe, K. Diedrich
    Pages 133-164
  6. J. Urbancsek, T. Rabe, T. Strowitzki
    Pages 165-195
  7. V. Insler, E. Lunenfeld, B. Lunenfeld
    Pages 197-214
  8. H. W. Jones Jr., G. S. Jones
    Pages 215-222
  9. F.-M. Köhn, W.-B. Schill
    Pages 223-287
  10. L. Scott
    Pages 321-338
  11. G. Verheyen, J. Van der Elst, A. Van Steirteghem
    Pages 339-375
  12. A. Van Steirteghem, P. Devroey, I. Liebaers
    Pages 377-387
  13. T. Rabe, K. Diedrich, I. Eberhardt, S. Al-Hasani
    Pages 389-447
  14. G. D. Palermo, Q. V. Neri, R. Raffaelli, O. K. Davis, Z. Rosenwaks
    Pages 449-460
  15. M. Montag, K. Rink, G. Delacrétaz, H. van der Ven
    Pages 473-487
  16. J. A. Schnorr, J. P. Toner
    Pages 489-501
  17. I. Liebaers, W. Lissens, K. Sermon, E. Van Assche, C. Staessen, H. Joris et al.
    Pages 517-527
  18. M. Vandervorst, P. Devroey
    Pages 561-574
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 657-665

About this book


Our knowledge of reproductive medicine has expanded rapidly since the birth of Louise Brown, the first baby to be conceived by in vitro fertilization, which was performed by Professors Patrick Steptoe and Bob Edwards in Oldham, Eng­ land, in 1978. Hardly a year goes by without the development of a new or a modification of an existing method of assisted reproduction. Within a relatively short period, in vitro fertilization has been introduced into the treatment of female infertility. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection has also created new opportunities for the treatment of male infertility. The first edition of this book was published in 1996. In the second edition most of the chapters have been updated and additional interest is focused on intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in view of the risk of malformations in newborns. This manual addresses the techniques of assisted reproduction that are avail­ able today. Competent authors from various centers present, in a concise way, their tried-and-tested procedures, so that the latter can be readily implemented. Due to different legal regulations, the scope of assisted reproduction is much more limited in Germany than in many other countries. For example, whereas only three embryos may be created and transferred in Germany, such restric­ tions do not exist in several other European countries and the United States. Furthermore, heterologous fertilization, oocyte donation, and surrogate mother­ hood are banned in Germany.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Rabe
    • 1
  • Klaus Diedrich
    • 2
  • Thomas Strowitzki
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Gynecology and Reproductive MedicineUniversity Women’s HospitalHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Department Obstetrics and GynecologyMedical University LübeckLübeckGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63543-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58341-4
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