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The treatment of infertility and its historical context.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12470550     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this review is to analyse and integrate into a semi-historical background the alternative treatments available for the alleviation of infertility. Data are presented on their causes and success, using compilations of data reported in the literature along with personal experience. Results are expressed as the outcome of endocrinological and surgical treatments for female and male infertility. Clinical pregnancy and delivery rates are reported as the measurements of effectiveness of in-vitro fertilization and related techniques. Detailed analysis of the most important considerations with respect to a number of infertility treatment options are provided, and show how the treatment of choice will always depend on the specific context and needs of each patient. New technologies are described briefly, and an ethical comment completes the review.
Eduardo Leme Alves Da Motta; Paulo Serafini
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reproductive biomedicine online     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1472-6483     ISO Abbreviation:  Reprod. Biomed. Online     Publication Date:    2002 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-09     Completed Date:  2003-01-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101122473     Medline TA:  Reprod Biomed Online     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-77     Citation Subset:  IM    
Huntington Reproductive Centre São Paulo, Av. Gal. Mena Barreto, no. 488, São Paulo, SP, 01433-010, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Embryo, Mammalian
Fertilization in Vitro
Infertility / therapy*
Oocyte Donation
Reproductive Medicine / trends*
Reproductive Techniques / trends
Sexual Partners
Sperm Injections, Intracytoplasmic
Surrogate Mothers

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