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Infertility Survival Handbook

by Elizabeth Swire-Falker

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I picked up this book when my husband and I were told that we would be unable to have children without medical assistance. I found it very useful to read while undergoing IVF treatment, and and excellent resource for things that I had to undergo. The author has undergone many different forms of infertility treatments herself, and as such can give, in addition to medical information, personal experience, which was of great comfort.

The one downfall of this, and every other infertility book I found was the limited treatment of male factor infertility issues. Part of this is that male factor infertility isn't as well understood/documented as female factor infertility as a whole. The author does acknowledge that she does not treat male factor with as much depth, and it does have basic information about male factors. On the plus side, if there is severe male factor infertility involved, often IVF (with or without ICSI) is the only option anyway, and that subject is covered very thoroughly.

If you are only going to buy one book on infertility, this is the one I would recommend. ( )
  jlhowson | Jul 14, 2009 |
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A frank comprehensive guide to dealing with infertility draws on the author's personal experiences to provide an insight into topics such as infertility tests and treatment, the financial issues and insurance, options confronting childless adults and essential questions to ask one's medical advisors.… (more)

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