Since its first description by Steptoe and Edward, IVF gained popularity among both
doctors and patients. There is many studies on assisted reproduction and they cover
most of the related technical, laboratory as well as clinical aspects. To write a book on
assisted reproduction nowadays seems very difficult due to a wide plethora of related
papers and well-illustrated books. This small-sized book aims at refinement of some
already known points of practical importance in infertility management particularly
The World Health Organization and the United Nations Population Fund in collaboration with the
Key Centre for Women’s Health in Society, in the School of Population Health at the University of
Melbourne, Australia are pleased to present this joint publication of available evidence on the intricate
relationship between women’s mental and reproductive health. The review comprises the most recent
information on the ways in which mental health concerns intersect with women’s reproductive health.
The goal of the conference was to share lessons learned in Africa about men’s participation
in reproductive health in order to develop new or enhance existing approaches for French-
speaking African countries. Men in French-speaking African countries play key roles in
reproductive health, whether as individual family members or as decision-makers at com-
munity and national levels. Most service delivery and information campaigns, however,
focus on women.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) convened a meeting of
professionals, patient advocates, government representatives and legal experts in
December 2009 to examine the oversight of assisted reproductive technology
(ART). ART is one of several therapies used by specialists to treat the disease of
infertility. The most widely used ART procedure is in vitro fertilization.
As with all medical practice, safety in reproductive medicine is assured by a
combination of state and federal government regulation.
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Chapter 27 - The reproductive system. After studying this chapter you will be able to: List the organs of the male reproductive system and give the locations, structures, and functions of each; describe how sperm cells are formed; describe the substances found in semen; describe the process of erection and ejaculation;…
Integrating reproductive health, family planning and STI/HIV prevention and treatment services is
critical for achieving universal access. Integration requires that health care workers can provide
an appropriate comprehensive package of services under one roof, and refer patients to other
services if required. Linking STI/HIV with SRH services improves access to HIV/STI services for
women who might otherwise not visit them because of issues of stigma .
As an important priority at the national and state levels,
AMCHP has worked to address and reduce tobacco use
among women of reproductive age, focusing specifically
on pregnant and postpartum women. This first article
in the 2008 Women’s Health Watch will highlight
innovative strategies to reducing tobacco use among
women. It will demonstrate the need, use, and success
of smoking cessation counseling in helping pregnant
and postpartum women quit smoking.
Today, approximately one in every hundred babies born in the US is
conceived using ART. Growth in the use and scientific refinement of ART is
carefully monitored by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
(ASRM) and its affiliate, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
(SART), whose memberships consist of specialists in this field of medicine.
In December 2009, ASRM convened a meeting of professionals, patient
advocates, congressional and federal agency representatives, legal experts,
and consumers to examine the oversight of ART.
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) is an affiliate of
ASRM. Its membership includes more than 90% of American fertility clinics.
SART has strict membership requirements. As a condition of membership,
clinics must report their outcomes to the CDC as well as to SART, have
accredited embryology laboratories, adhere to the Ethics and Practice
Committee guidelines of ASRM, and have appropriately trained staff. Failure
to adhere to these criteria can result in revocation of membership.
ASRM and the College of American Pathologists administer a reproductive
laboratory accreditation program for embryology labs to assure that they conform
to high national standards of quality. ASRM also produces ethics and practice
guidelines. Its affiliate, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
(SART), strictly monitors member clinics for adherence to ASRM guidelines,
accreditation of their embryology labs, qualification of their staff, and submission
of data to the CDC.
By the close of official activities, the project had already contributed notably towards
increasing the productivity of livestock in the RCA countries, largely by increasing the
production of milk and meat. This, in turn, enhanced the incomes of the participating farmers.
In addition, due to the establishment of close coordination between this project, national
projects and coordinated research programmes, several laboratories have received
complementary assistance for upgrading their facilities and for consolidating their
experimentation capabilities in the field.
Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) have enabled millions of people in the world to have
biological children who otherwise would not have been able to do so. According to the European
Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, more than three million babies have been
born using ART worldwide in the last 30 years, enabling infertile women and men; single
women and men; and lesbian, gay, and transgender couples to form genetically-related families.
These new technologies have transformed the way we view reproduction.
Following the conclusion of the “Strengthening
country office capacity to support sexual and
reproductive health in the new aid environment”
project, a series of four country case-studies were
undertaken in Malawi, Lao People’s Democratic
Republic, Senegal and Tajikistan in early 2011.
Pharmacists are more likely than your doctor to have the detailed
answers you want about your medications. You may be surprised at the
services your pharmacist can provide. In most states, only your doctor or
medical professional, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner can actu-
ally prescribe a medication. But your pharmacist can suggest helpful
prescription changes to your doctor or medical professional.
The more you can work in a trio—you, your doctor and your pharma-
cist—the more you will benefit from your medications....
Job growth traditionally has been the driving engine for apartment demand in a city like Denver. Other influences
assist to some extent, such as retirement housing and student housing, with the latter especially
important in Boulder. The rebound from the Great Recession is helping to generate that demand, which is
especially fortunate considering the number of new units that will be entering the market over the next
Government backed financing served as the primary vehicle for apartment construction following the financial
crisis in 2008.
Fostering Immunization Uptake in Argentina
The pneumococcal vaccine was incorporated into the Argentinian national immunization scheme
in April 2011, providing a way for infants to receive the vaccine for free beginning in 2012.
After studying this chapter you will be able to: Summarize the organs of the male reproductive system including the locations, structures, and functions of each; describe the causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment of various disorders of the male reproductive system; summarize the organs of the female reproductive system including the locations, structures, and functions of each;...
When you finish this chapter, you should: Carry out the role of the medical assistant in the medical specialty of gynecology, carry out the role of the medical assistant in the medical specialty of obstetrics, identify diagnostic and therapeutic procedures performed in obstetrics and gynecology, relate the role of medical assisting to the medical specialty of urology,...