4th Edition

The Boston IVF Handbook of Infertility A Practical Guide for Practitioners Who Care for Infertile Couples, Fourth Edition

By Steven Bayer Copyright 2017
    260 Pages
    by CRC Press

    260 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Based on the gold standard procedures and protocols developed at Boston IVF, this new edition of a bestselling text continues to provide a structured approach to treating the infertile couple that can be of benefit to the gynecologist, reproductive endocrinologist, and reproductive medicine nurse alike. Both clinical and laboratory techniques are included, with material on preconception care. New to this edition are chapters on fertility care for the LGBT community, endometriosis, elective egg freezing, and effective nursing.


    List of Contributors



    About Boston IVF

      1. Overview of infertility
      2. Alan S Penzias

      3. Factors affecting fertility
      4. Steven R Bayer and Merle Berger

      5. The infertility workup
      6. Jesse Hade

      7. Preconceptional care
      8. Steven R Bayer

      9. Clinical algorithms
      10. Michael M Alper

      11. Treatment options I. Ovulation induction
      12. Selwyn P Oskowitz and Alan Penzias

      13. Treatment options II. Intrauterine insemination
      14. Sonia Elguero and Marsha Forman

      15. Treatment options III. In vitro fertilization
      16. Michael M Alper

      17. Treatment options IV. Third party reproduction Brian M Berger
      18. Fertility care for the LGBT community
      19. Samuel Pang

      20. Evaluation and management of male infertility
      21. Steven Lazarou

      22. Preimplantation genetic testing
      23. Kim L Thornton

      24. Endometriosis and infertility
      25. Dan Griffin

      26. Polycystic ovary syndrome
      27. Rita M Sneeringer and Kristin Wright

      28. Recurrent pregnancy loss
      29. Benjamin Lannon and Alison E Zimon

      30. Fertility preservation for cancer patients
      31. David A Ryley

      32. Elective egg freezing
      33. Kerri Luzzo and Samuel Pauli

      34. The IVF laboratory
      35. Denny Sakaas, Brent Barret, Kathy Go

      36. Tools for effective nursing in the care of the infertile patient
      37. Sharon Edwards, Susan Gordon-Pennell, Kristin McCutcheon

      38. The mind and body connection
      39. Alice D Domar

      40. Infertility Counseling and The Role of the Infertility Counselor
      41. Jeanie Ungerleider, Terry Chen Rothchild and Lynn Nichols

      42. Medical ethics in reproductive medicine
      43. Steven R Bayer and Kim L Thornton

      44. Integrating quality management into a fertility practice
      45. Michael Alper

      46. The True ART: How to deliver the best patient care

    Derek Larkin




    Steven R Bayer MD is a Reproductive Endocrinologist at Boston IVF and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Dr. Bayer was previously Director of the In Vitro Fertilization program at New England Medical Center, an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts Medical School, and Medical Director of the Boston Regional Center for Reproductive Medicine in Stoneham. He is a member of several professional societies including the Boston Obstetrical Society, New England Fertility Society, American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, among others. Michael M Alper MD is Medical Director and a Reproductive Endocrinologist at Boston IVF and as Associate Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. His interest of in vitro fertilization has led him to be involved in many research studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has written numerous articles, abstracts, letters and books, and has lectured at many scientific meetings throughout the world. Alan S Penzias MD is Surgical Director and Reproductive Endocrinologist at Boston IVF and Director of the fellowship program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. He has received numerous grants for research in the field of infertility, including a comparison study of medication in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for IVF. He is an active member of various infertility and medical societies and is on the Board of Directors of the American Fertility Association and is a member of the Executive Counsel of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies. He is also on the Editorial Board of Reproductive Biomedicine online and serves as an ad hoc editor for Fertility and Sterility, reviewing papers submitted for publication. He has served on the Medical Advisory Boards for Organon, Serono Laboratories, and Ferring Pharmaceuticals and has published many peer reviewed articles, reviews, chapters, abstracts and books in the field of infertility.