Gynecology & Obstetrics
- Addresses quality and safety issues in ART, an important area in today's litigious climate
- Presents contributions from international experts with academic and clinical backgrounds
- Discusses the generally accepted risks and complications of ART treatments, their etiology, management, and prevention
- Focuses on multiple pregnancies, the major risk resulting from ART
Approximately 500,000 in vitro fertilization cycles are performed every year, and at least as many ovulation induction cycles. Although the best possible result is a healthy child, the technology carries a number of varying risks and complications leading to a trade-off between the efficacy of these treatments and their quality and safety. Focusing heavily on multiple pregnancy as the major risk factor of ART, this book reviews the quality control and safety of major techniques in reproductive medicine, including their etiology, management, and prevention.