This text will provide doctors both in training and in practice with useful advice on managing women and men who are having trouble conceiving and couples with infertility and related disorders. Its combination of scientific information and practical advice for tackling problematic cases make this an accessible handy reference in outpatient clinics or in revision for professional exams, as well as a fully referenced information resource.
Contents: Glossary of terms * Problems with puberty and its onset * Understanding infertility * Investigations in infertility * Influencing the sperm count * Helping women to ovulate * Damage to the uterus, the fallopian tubes and the ovaries * What to do if nothing wrong can be found and how to answer when a couple asks 'what can we do to improve our fertility?' *Assisted conception * Preserving fertility * Global perspectives on reproductive medicine * Reproductive biology in one other great ape (the gorilla) * Research questions still unanswered - And further reading
Table of Contents
Glossary of terms. 1. Problems with puberty and its onset. 2. Understanding infertility. 3. Investigations in infertility. 4. Influencing the sperm count. 5. Helping women to ovulate. 6. Damage to the uterus, the fallopian tubes and the ovaries. 7. What to do if nothing wrong can be found and how to answer when a couple asks 'what can we do to improve our fertility?' 8. Assisted conception. 9. Preserving fertility. 10. Global perspectives on reproductive medicine. 11. Reproductive biology in one other great ape (the gorilla). 12. Research questions still unanswered - And further reading.
David Cahill MD, FRCPI, FRCOG, FHEA, held a personal chair as Professor in Reproductive Medicine and Medical Education at the University of Bristol, and now has Emeritus Professor status. He was also Head of the Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Bristol, and an Honorary Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist, St. Michael's Hospital, Bristol. Clinically, he oversaw and delivered a secondary and tertiary service providing all the routine investigations and treatments up to the level of ovulation induction with intrauterine insemination. Academically, he was been responsible for the leadership of the 5-year undergraduate medical programme in Bristol for the from 2008-2017 and has published extensively in the area of reproductive medicine and more recently in medical education. He has delivered an annual course in reproductive medicine for O&G trainees since 2007.