Written and edited by leading, internationally recognized clinicians and scientists in reproductive medicine and related fields, this unique text is a practical and comprehensive review of the clinical and scientific significance of unexplained male and female infertility and its management.
The book is divided into thematic sections to ensure the most useful presentation of topics, opening with definitions and epidemiology of unexplained infertility, including discussion of the WHO’s cutoff values for human semen characteristics and its ramifications.
Sections covering male and female reproductive pathophysiology follow respectively, covering biological, genetic and environmental causative factors, with a subsequent section on evaluative techniques for male and female patients. Expectant, medical and surgical treatment strategies comprise the fifth section of the book, where active interventions and outcomes of each treatment modality are carefully considered.
The final section discusses assisted reproductive techniques to manage unexplained infertility, such as intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization, as well as future perspectives. Thoughtful and enlightening, Unexplained Infertility: Pathophysiology, Evaluation and Treatment will be an invaluable resource for all clinicians and scientists working in the fields of reproductive medicine and infertility.
About the Author
Glenn L. Schattman, MD, Center for Reproductive Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA
Sandro C. Esteves, MD, PhD, ANDROFERT, Andrology and Human Reproduction Clinic, Referral Center for Male Reproduction, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Ashok Agarwal, PhD, HCLD (ABB), ELD (ACE), Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Andrology Center and Center for Reproductive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA