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Middle East Fertility Society Journal
Middle East Fertility Society
ISSN: 1110-5690
Vol. 12, Num. 1, 2007, pp. 73-73

Middle East Fertility Society Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2007, pp. 73-73

BOOK REVIEW

Bassam Elhelw, FRCOG, MFFP

Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Middle East Fertility Center, Dokki, Egypt

Code Number: mf07014

The Boston IVF Handbook of Infertility: A Practical Guide for Practitioners Who Care for Infertile Couples. Steven R Bayer, Michael M. Alper, and Alan S. Penzias. Informa Healthcare; 2nd edition, 2007, ISBN-13: 978-0415394321.

This detailed handbook on infertility from Boston IVF, provides all the information needed by the gynecologists to evaluate and treat infertility in both women and men.

Both clinical and laboratory techniques are included as well as useful consent and history forms.

The second edition of this book consists of twenty one chapters discussing in details; Overview of infertility, factors affecting fertility, the infertility workup, getting the patient ready for a pregnancy, clinical algorithms, treatment options e.g. ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization, preimplantation genetic screening and diagnosis, modern management of ectopic pregnancy, integrating quality management into a fertility practice, how to deliver the best patient care, medical ethics in reproductive medicine, the mind/body connection, infertility counseling with emphasis on the role of the social worker, insurance and coding issues, educational resources, forms and documents and a quick reference.

Based on the standard procedures and protocols developed at Boston IVF, this guide presents a coherent and structured approach to the infertile couple.

Harvard medical school, Boston, MA. Handbook presents an understanding and a perspective of the current clinical and scientific advances in the field of reproductive medicine and infertility. Well illustrated with tables, charts, and graphs.

The Boston IVF Handbook on Infertility  is filled with in-depth and detailed information, it is a comprehensive guide to the important tools designed by the specialists at Boston IVF to aid in the day-to-day management of infertile patients and couples considering pregnancy. It is practical and easy to use.

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