Subfertility - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323759458, 9780323759465


1st Edition

Recent Advances in Management and Prevention

Editors: Rehana Rehman Aisha Sheikh
Paperback ISBN: 9780323759458
eBook ISBN: 9780323759465
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 23rd October 2020
Page Count: 232

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With the increased prevalence of subfertility (any form of reduced fertility with prolonged time of unwanted non-conception) and the number of subfertile patients turning to assisted reproductive clinics for help, Subfertility: Recent Advances for Management and Prevention is a much-needed resource for today’s health care providers. Written by doctors with extensive expertise in the areas of reproductive physiology and endocrinology, it provides a description of the methods for achieving conception, an overview of the causes of subfertility and how to detect them, a review of the psychological impact of subfertility, guidelines for the treatment of subfertility, and a look at assisted reproductive technologies.

Key Features

  • A holistic approach to the causes and treatment of subfertility
  • A review of the most recent advances for improving assisted reproductive techniques
  • A review of reproductive physiology and the causes of subfertility, with special focus on endocrine abnormalities that lead to subfertility.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Anatomy and embryology of male and female reproductive systems
Chapter 2: Reproductive endocrine physiology
Chapter 3: Reproductive cycle
Chapter 4: Ovarian reserve
Chapter 5: Introduction to subfertility
Chapter 6: Impact of subfertility
Chapter 7: Polycystic ovary syndrome and subfertility
Chapter 8: Endometriosis and subfertility
Chapter 9: Thyroid imbalance and subfertility
Chapter 10: Pituitary disorders and subfertility
Chapter 11: Oxidative stress and oocyte microenvironment
Chapter 12: Assisted reproductive techniques
Chapter 13: Way forward


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About the Editors

Rehana Rehman

Dr. Rehana Rehman has 20 years of teaching experience in the field of physiology. She is a well-recognized authority in the field of reproductive physiology and is working to identify treatable causes of infertility in collaboration with the Australian Concept Infertility Medical Centre. She has more than 200 publications in high impact national & international journal and 60 abstract presentations (oral and poster) in local and international conferences. Her book “Five Minutes to Wellness” is based on holistic review of all dimensions of wellness of medical students. She is a member of the Society for Endocrinology and the European Society of Human Reproduction & Endocrinology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Aga Khan University

Aisha Sheikh

Dr. Aisha Sheikh is a Consultant Endocrinologist. She is actively involved in medical education and research and she has published several research papers and book chapters. Dr. Sheikh is currently the Joint Secretary of Pakistan Endocrine Society. She has keen interest in antenatal Diabetes & Endocrinology and has played a key role in development of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus recommendations and action plans from the platform of the South Asian Federation of Endocrine Societies (SAFES). She has written book chapters, published her research findings, and presented her research at international meetings. She is a member of the Pakistan Endocrine Society and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer and Consultant Endocrinologist, Section of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, The Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi