The Definitive Guide to Assisted Reproductive Techniques.
- What is IVF?
- Who is suitable for treatment?
- How much does it cost?
- Where do you go for it?
- What other infertility treatments are available?
- What are the ethical implications of infertility treatment?
If you need to know the answer to any of these questions, then you need to read this book.
Written by an internationally respected gynaecologist and expert on infertility, 'The IVF Revolution' is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide for all those thinking about, or currently involved in, treatment for infertility. All the techniques that are now available for assisted reproduction are examined - from in vitro fertilization to donor insemination - together with their success rates and respective costs, so that you can assess your own chance of success.
In addition, the book provides an overview of recent scientific development such as the DNA identification of sperm which can allow parents to predetermine the sex of their baby; it also covers such ethical issues as the cases of Mandy Alwood and Diane Blood whose hard-won legal battle gave her the right to conceive using the sperm of her dead husband.