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

ISBN 9781498781244
Published September 5, 2017 by CRC Press
260 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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

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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.