Understanding Fertility and Infertility by Carol A. Turkington
The Sourcebook for Reproductive Problems, Treatments, and Issues (Facts for Life)

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More than five million American couples experience difficulty conceiving or carrying a child to term. As a result, more than 15 per cent of all American women have received some form of fertility treatment. Knowledge and technology in this field are rapidly advancing, and "Understanding Fertility and Infertility", aims to be the perfect, comprehensive resource guide to fertility topics for the general reader. Chapter-by-chapter coverage of key information provides insightful discussion on the most important issues. A section of A-to-Z entries offers a ready reference of terms, causes, and remedies, where to find treatment and the latest advances in the field. Additional features include appendices listing major organizations and resources related to fertility and infertility, as well as major periodicals, journals and websites offering further information on the topic; an extensive bibliography, a useful glossary;and a complete index. Special sections cover how to select a fertility specialist and what questions to ask your doctor.
 

About Carol A. Turkington

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CAROL TURKINGTON is a health and psychology writer. Among her more than twenty-five books are 12 Steps to a Better Memory, The Encyclopedia of Memory and Memory Disorders, and The Brain Encyclopedia. A former newspaper writer and editor, she spent three years as a medical writer/editor at Duke University Medical Center and five years as senior writer in clinical psychology for the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C. Michael M. Alper, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Harvard University. He is currently the medical director at Boston IVF, the largest fertility center in the United States.
 
Published July 1, 2003 by Checkmark Books. 304 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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This volume by medical writer Turkington and Alper, medical director at Boston IVF, deals with the conditions, issues and treatments available.

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