In Vitro Fertilization

A Comprehensive Guide

  • Elizabeth S. Ginsburg
  • Catherine Racowsky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Khanh-Ha Nguyen, Michael M. Alper
    Pages 1-15
  3. Brooke Harnisch, Robert D. Oates
    Pages 17-29
  4. Ying C. Cheong, Elizabeth S. Ginsburg, Nick S. Macklon
    Pages 31-53
  5. Sara E. Barton, Elizabeth S. Ginsburg
    Pages 55-74
  6. Kevin S. Richter, Robert J. Stillman, Eric A. Widra
    Pages 75-82
  7. Roberta Maggiulli, Filippo Ubaldi, Laura F. Rienzi
    Pages 83-98
  8. Gianpiero D. Palermo, Queenie V. Neri, Devin Monahan, Zev Rosenwaks
    Pages 99-114
  9. Paul R. Brezina, Rony T. Elias, Glenn Schattman, William G. Kearns
    Pages 115-143
  10. Matthew D. VerMilyea, Juergen Liebermann, Michael Tucker
    Pages 145-160
  11. Joshua U. Klein, Mark V. Sauer
    Pages 161-175
  12. Pravin Patel, Manish Banker
    Pages 177-191
  13. Eric Surrey
    Pages 193-200
  14. Alice Domar, Jill Gross
    Pages 201-209
  15. Pascale Jadoul, Marie-Madeleine Dolmans, Jacques Donnez
    Pages 211-224
  16. Charles L. Bormann, Catherine Racowsky
    Pages 225-247
  17. G. David Adamson
    Pages 249-263
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 265-272

About this book


In Vitro Fertilization: A Comprehensive Guide represents the next frontier in the integrated clinical and laboratory practice of ART.  Uniquely balanced, the book provides the necessary understanding of the key laboratory techniques involved in ART and the complex aspects of clinical care.  Featuring the contributions of world leaders in the field, the guide begins with the evaluation of the infertile woman and man.  It then moves on to discuss treatment protocols and adjunctive treatments.  Techniques for oocyte retrieval and insemination, embryo culture and transfer, and micromanipulation procedures are explored in detail.  This comprehensive book covers all aspects of IVF and includes special sections on oocyte and embryo donation as well as gestational carriers, making it ideal for practicing clinicians.  Advances such as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and screening, in vitro maturation, and means of fertility preservation, including oocyte and ovarian tissue cryopreservation, are also covered.  The book concludes with dedicated chapters on quality assessment and improvement, regulation and legal concerns, and stress and ART.  Readers will gain complete in-depth knowledge of the most current therapies and techniques, enabling optimal care and counsel of their infertile patients.


ART Acupuncture Cryopreservation Donor Embryo Embryo Transfer Fertility Preservation Gestational Carrier IVF In Vitro Fertilization In Vitro Maturation Infertility Oocyte Ovarian Tissue PGD PGS Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis Pre-implantation Genetic Screening Quality Assessment REI Stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth S. Ginsburg
    • 1
  • Catherine Racowsky
    • 2
  1. 1.and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyDivision of Reproductive EndocrinologyBostonUSA
  2. 2.and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyDivision of Reproductive EndocrinlogyBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-9847-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9848-4
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