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The Resource Baby-making, Bart Fauser & Paul Devroey ; with Simon Brown

Baby-making, Bart Fauser & Paul Devroey ; with Simon Brown

Label
Baby-making
Title
Baby-making
Statement of responsibility
Bart Fauser & Paul Devroey ; with Simon Brown
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the developed world, the fertility treatments available to couples in the 21st century are wider than ever before. Most types of infertility can be addressed by modern 'test-tube' methods, yet reproduction itself has become inextricably bound with social and political trends, such as declining birth rates, delayed first pregnancy, childbirth beyond the age of 40, and the state funding of infertility treatment. It is a topic high, high on the agenda of politicians in their efforts to reverse declining national fertility rates, and of intensive interest to more and more couples. Assisted reproduction increasingly reflects a lifestyle-choice that is immediately social, cultural, personal, and political. Doctors and professors of reproductive medicine, the authors relay their knowledge of this field's many advances since the first live in-vitro fertilization birth in 1978. They give an account of the options available to couples today, including IVF, sperm injection techniques, egg donation, fertility preservation, single embryo transfer, reproductive surgery, as well as how they work and how they are used. These new technologies can allow many couples who would otherwise have been forced by genetic or physiological factors to remain childless to have a healthy baby, the best way, the authors argue, in which we should understand 'designer babies'. But as assisted reproduction becomes more common, they also point out the wider implications for families and society as a whole. The authors review the technology, ethical dilemmas, and statistical results of many current practices, providing data from around the world. Looking to the future, they address controversial topics including cloning, pregnancy in older women, and posthumous reproduction. With sympathy for patients who undergo fertility treatment, the authors discuss techniques and outcomes in detail. The book's information on the availability of IVF relates to Europe, and the prices for procedures are given in Euros
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fauser, B. C. J. M.
Dewey number
616.69206
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RG133.5
LC item number
.F38 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2012 C-459
  • WQ 208
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Devroey, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Artificial insemination, Human
  • Fertilization in vitro, Human
  • Human embryo
  • Surrogate motherhood
  • Reproductive Techniques, Assisted
  • Reproductive Techniques, Assisted
  • Fertilization in Vitro
  • Infertility
  • Bioethical Issues
  • Artificial insemination, Human
  • Fertilization in vitro, Human
  • Human embryo
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Surrogate motherhood
  • Assisterad befruktning
  • Assisterad befruktning
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Artificial insemination, Human
  • Fertilization in vitro, Human
  • Human embryo
  • Surrogate motherhood
Label
Baby-making, Bart Fauser & Paul Devroey ; with Simon Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"What the new reproductive treatments mean for families and society"--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How to design a baby -- What couples want and how we deal with it -- The infertility epidemic -- The right treatment for the right patient -- In search of the embryo guaranteed to implant -- Infertility treatments for fertile people -- Who pays? The social implications -- How far can we go?
Control code
ocn760285284
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780199597314
Lccn
2011499965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199597314
  • (OCoLC)760285284
Label
Baby-making, Bart Fauser & Paul Devroey ; with Simon Brown
Publication
Note
"What the new reproductive treatments mean for families and society"--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How to design a baby -- What couples want and how we deal with it -- The infertility epidemic -- The right treatment for the right patient -- In search of the embryo guaranteed to implant -- Infertility treatments for fertile people -- Who pays? The social implications -- How far can we go?
Control code
ocn760285284
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780199597314
Lccn
2011499965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199597314
  • (OCoLC)760285284

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