Reproductive medicine and surgery is a major subspecialty in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology. This textbook provides an introduction to the field of subfertility and reproductive endocrinology, with contributions written by leading experts in the field. This book is based on and compliments a training programme run jointly by the British Fertility Society and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, making it an indispensable handbook for medical trainees. It will also appeal to clinicians embarking on a career in obstetrics and gynaecology who want an excellent grounding in this area. Specialist nurses will also find the book a valuable resource, and scientists specialising in reproductive medicine and embryology will gain insight into the related clinical areas.
1. The patient's perspective Kate Brian; 2. Epidemiology of infertility: an introduction Madelon van Wely; 3. Investigation of male infertility Arie Parnham and Asif Muneer; 4. Female fertility - an overview Emily Gelson and Alka Prakash; 5. Unexplained infertility Ali Al Chami; 6. Overview of management of male infertility Mostafa Metwally and Swapna Yesireddy; 7. Semen analysis and sperm function tests Hannah Williams and Sarah Martins da Silva; 8. Assessment of fallopian tube patency Ka Ying Bonnie Ng and Ying Cheong; 9. Endometriosis: diagnosis and treatment strategies to improve fertility Ertan Saridogan; 10. Congenital uterine abnormalities Kanna Jayaprakasan; 11. Fibroids and fertility Yakoub Khalaf and Sesh K Sunkara; 12. Tubal factor infertility and tubal surgery Mostafa Metwally and Tulay Karasu; 13. Fertility and the hypogonadal male Andrew A. Dwyer and Richard Quinton; 14. Causes and investigation of ovarian infertility Adam H. Balen; 15. Ovulation induction for anovulatory infertility Adam H. Balen; 16. The role of regulation in reproductive medicine Nick Jones and Debra Bloor; 17. Common stimulation regimens in assisted reproductive technology Sesh Sunkara; 18. Oocyte retrieval and embryo transfer Julia Kopeika and Tarek El-Toukhy; 19. Gamete preparation and embryo culture Karen Schnauffer; 20. Single embryo transfer Martine Nijs; 21. The risks of assisted reproduction Neil McClure; 22. Gamete and embryo cryopreservation Rachel Cutting; 23. Quality management in reproductive medicine Bryan Woodward and Linsey White; 24. Early pregnancy Maya Chetty and Janine Elson; 25. Evaluation and management of recurrent miscarriage H. M. Bhandari, S. Tewary and M. K. Choudhary; 26. Sperm retrieval: the practical procedures Kevin McEleny; 27. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening Joyce C. Harper and Sioban B. SenGupta; 28. Adjuvant treatment and alternative therapies to improve fertility Narmada Katakam, Luciano Nardo and Gavin Sacks; 29. Male fertility preservation Allan A. Pacey; 30. Female fertility preservation Nikoletta Panagiotopoulou, 31. Donor recruitment Jane Stewart; 32. Gamete donation Alison Taylor; 33. Training opportunities in reproductive medicine Ippokratis Sarris.