Demands on the gynaecologist from patients seeking help with suboptimal fertility continue to grow, and fertility-related issues are often in the gaze of the media. Obstetricians and gynaecologists need to ensure that they are up to date, informed and knowledgeable to successfully engage with their patients. Written by nationally recognised leaders in the field, this volume concisely reviews contemporary clinical practice. Using an aetiology-based approach, the evidence underpinning the management of ovulatory dysfunction, male infertility, endometriosis, tubal, uterine factor, and unexplained infertility is critically reviewed. The role of assisted reproduction treatment is elaborated and a new chapter describes the clinical and laboratory techniques involved. The book provides a comprehensive summary for candidates preparing for the Part 2 MRCOG examination, covering the RCOG curriculum for infertility management. It will be enormously helpful to health professionals working in fertility clinics and an essential aide-memoire to those undertaking special interest training in infertility.
Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Epidemiology and initial assessment Mark Hamilton; 2. Male factor infertility Neil McClure; 3. Ovulatory disorders Jane Stewart; 4. Tubal infertility Kirsty Brookes and Ying Cheong; 5. Endometriosis-related infertility Tim Child; 6. Uterine factors in infertility Srividya Seshadri and Yacoub Khalaf; 7. Unexplained infertility Siladitya Bhattacharya; 8. Assisted reproduction – preparation and work-up of couples Haitham Hamoda; 9. Assisted reproduction – clinical and laboratory procedures Abha Maheshwari; Index.