The new edition of this text admirably fills the need for a primer on the central topics involved in Human In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Supplying a comprehensive and hands-on approach to IVF, this source presents established state-of-the-art procedures and techniques, as well as the most current research in the field. Expert contributors also discuss the history of IVF and the potential of future research. Offering essential information for reproductive endocrinologists, IVF practitioners and embryologists, this book guides readers though every step of human assisted conception, from patient pre-treatment to monitoring of outcomes.
Preface. IVF: The first four decades. Evaluation and preparation of the infertile couple for In Vitro Fertilization. Carrier screening. Testing ovarian reserve. Basics of ovarian stimulation. Role of antagonists in human IVF: The tool to a safer and more patient friendly IVF. Ultrasonography in IVF. Oocyte retrieval. In Vitro Maturation for clinical use. Sperm preparation for IVF and ICSI. Assisted fertilization. Analysis of fertilization. Human embryo development and assessment of viability. Embryo culture systems. Polar Body, cleavage stage and trophectoderm biopsy. Preimplantation genetic testing. Oocytes and embryo cryopreservation. Quality control and quality assurance in the IVF Laboratory. Oocyte donation. Endometrial receptivity. Embryo transfer. Multiple vs singleton births: Consequences and prevention. Monitoring and evaluation of infertility treatments: Is there a priority for monitoring of cognitive function in children born from ART and other treatments?