Practical Guide To Reproductive Medicine

Practical Guide To Reproductive Medicine – Co-Editors  – Paul Rainsbury And David Viniker

Practical Guide to Reproductive Medicine

This is a colour-illustrated, comprehensive clinical textbook and practical guide on reproductive medicine. It covers: the basic principles of reproductive medicine; male and female infertility; the disorders and diseases associated with sterility and infertility; the climacteric; hormone replacement therapy; paediatric and adolescent endocrinology; endometriosis; contraception; assisted reproduction; surgical procedures, including microsurgery; cryopreservation; surrogacy; and counselling. The book also explains physiological principles in detail, and uses flow charts to highlight specific treatment protocols.

Reference on infertility and its treatment. Covers the developments in the field including in vitro fertilization, surgical aspiration of sperm (in failed vasectomy reversals), and the implications of surrogacy. 39 contributor.

Table of Contents

List of contributors

Foreword   1

Preface   5

1 A short history of infertility, its investigations and treatment    7

2 Reproductive medicine: basic concepts   17

3 Puberty and its problems   33

4 Amenorrhoea and anovulation   49

5 Polycystic ovary syndrome and hirsutism   63

6 The role of ultrasound in reproductive medicine   73

7 Investigations for infertility management   93

8 Infertility treatment   111

9 Tubal surgery for infertility   131

10 Assisted reproductive technologies up to the year 2000   151

11 A guide to the practice of andrology in the assisted conception unit   179

12 Treatment of anejaculatory infertility   213

I Vibratory ejaculation for the treatment of anejaculation in men with spinal cord injuries   213

II The use of electroejaculation in the treatment of anejaculatory infertility   221

13 Laboratory techniques   229

14 Intracytoplasmic sperm injection   247

15 Clinical and scientific aspects of human embryo freezing   269

16 Counselling the infertile couple   279

17 Infertility and the nurse’s role   293

18 Subfertility services in the National Health Service   301

19 The outcome of infertility treatment   313

20 The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the law   327

21 Investigation and treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss   337

22 Hormonal contraception   363

23 Endometriosis   379

24 Fibroids   395

25 Minimal access surgery   409

26 Menorrhagia and dysfunctional uterine bleeding   431

27 The premenstrual syndrome   445

28 The climacteric and hormone replacement therapy   457

29 Gonadotrophins into the next century: the research and development of Puregon   481

30 Computer applications in reproductive medicine   497


Published by Parthenon, London and New York

The co-editors worked together at the BUPA Hosptial in Redbridge, East London and  close to Harlow, Ilford Loughton and Woodford