Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998, XVIII, 367 p.
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A definitive reference by the leading authorities in this rapidly moving field. Covers the medical, surgical, legal, and ethical aspects of establishing and maintaining an office-based egg donation program. As many women have chosen to delay childbearing until later in life, the techniques described in this text are more timely than ever beforeindeed, the number of oocyte donation procedures doubled between 1993 and 1995. This book is a must-have reference for all health care providers of Assisted Reproductive Technology programs, reproductive endocrinologists, obstetrician- gynecologists, and fellows in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Principles of Oocyte and Embryo Donation is the definitive textbook on the medical, surgical, legal, and ethical aspects of establishing and maintaining an office-based egg donation program. The editor has assembled an international list of authors with known expertise in this rapidly expanding field. Comphrensive, yet practical, chapters include: * indications and success rates * screening and demographics of recipients and donors * preparation of the endometrium * synchronization of cycles * obstetrical outcomes * risks and complications * gestational carriers * consents and contracts * ethics The clinical steps and procedures are clearly outlined in photographs and line drawings. This book is a must-have reference for all health care providers of ART programs, reproductive endocrinologists, obstetrician- gynecologists, and fellows in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
1. Historical Evolution of Oocyte and Embryo Donation as a Treatment for Intractable Infertility.- 2. Indications, Success Rates, and Outcomes.- 3. Selection and Screening of Potential Oocyte Recipients.- 4. Selection and Screening of Potential Oocyte Donors.- 5. Genetic Aspects of Donor Selection.- 6. Endometrial Preparation.- 7. Synchronization of Donors and Recipients.- 8. Obstetrical Management and Outcome of Oocyte and Embryo Donation.- 9. Complications and Side Effects of Oocyte Donation.- 10. Cost-Effectiveness of Care.- 11. The Role of Ultrasound in Oocyte Donation Programs.- 12. The Endometrial Dynamics Seen in Assisted Reproduction.- 13. Psychological Aspects of Care.- 14. Consents and Contracts.- 15. Ethical Issues in Oocyte and Embryo Donation.- 16. Statutory and Case Law Governing Oocyte and Embryo Donation.- 17. Treating Women of Advanced Reproductive Age.- 18. Alternative Parenting: A Practitioner’s View.- 19. Developments in Embryo and Oocyte Banking.- 20. IVF-Surrogates of Donated Oocytes.- 21. International Perspectives on Oocyte Donation.- 22. The Future of Egg Donation.- 23. Oocyte Donation: Religious Perspectives.