Third Edition of a Popular Guide
The Latest Scientific Breakthroughs and Techniques, with a Directory of Fertility Specialists
Oct 1, 2001
One in six American couples of childbearing age has difficulty conceiving—despite the fact that medical advances in fertility have never been so numerous. An infertile couple needs expert help, but first of all it needs information, and for that it can turn to the new, Third Edition of The Couple's Guide to Fertility, by Gary S. Berger, M.D., Marc Goldstein, M.D., and Mark Fuerst, published by Broadway Books.
Dr. Goldstein, a world-class urologist, is Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Urology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Co-Executive Director of the Cornell Institute for Reproductive Medicine, and Surgeon-in-Chief of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Berger, an ob-gyn, is Director of Chapel Hill Fertility Center and teaches at the University of North Carolina. Mr. Fuerst is a former President of the American Society of Journalists and Authors who has experienced infertility first-hand.
The book is comprehensive and authoritative, all that a couple needs to know, and completely revised and updated. It offers advice on all the latest scientific advances and techniques, including such essential subjects as hormone therapies and surgical treatments; in vitro fertilization; direct sperm injection; and options like adoption, surrogate motherhood, and the use of egg and sperm donors.
The authors are available to discuss such controversial topics as:
- Why is stem-cell research important to infertility?
- Why the birth of septuplets ought to be regarded as a tragedy and a misuse of medical technology.
- Which alternative therapies can cure infertility, and which ones are threats to fertility?
- What can older women do to help themselves have a baby, including finding a young egg donor?
- Why can smoking or drinking alcohol or coffee lead to infertility?
- How to induce sperm production in men with no sperm?
This edition also includes new chapters on alternative therapies and the brave new world of genetics and fertility. An extensive listing of fertility specialists and clinics from coast to coast helps the reader find the best and most convenient sources of help. Along with the up-to-date and easy-to-understand scientific explanations, a series of true vignettes from many patients' perspectives gives a sense of how real couples have overcome the challenge of infertility.
Easy to read and refer to, the Third Edition of The Couple's Guide to Fertility contains the answers that countless parents-to-be want and need.