Over a decade ago the field of bioethics was established in response to the increased control over the design of living organisms afforded by both medical genetics and biotechnology. Since its introduction, bioethics has become established as an academic discipline with journals and professional societies, is covered regularly in the media, and affects people everyday around the globe. In response to the increasing need for information about medical genetics and biotechnology as well as the ethical issues these fields raise, Sheed & Ward proudly presents the Readings in Bioethics Series. Edited by Thomas A. Shannon, the series provides anthologies of critical essays and reflections by leading ethicists in four pivotal areas: reproductive technologies, genetic technologies, death and dying, and health care policy. The goal of this series is twofold: first, to provide a set of readers on thematic topics for introductory or survey courses in bioethics or for courses with a particular theme or time limitation. Second, each of the readers in this series is designed to help students focus more thoroughly and effectively on specific topics that flesh out the ethical issues at the core of bioethics. The series is also highly accessible to general readers interested in bioethics. This volume collects critical essays by leading scholars on reproductive technologies, abortion, in vitro fertilization, prenatal diagnosis, and cloning. Included in this volume are David Adamson, James P. Toner, Thomas A. Shannon, Bonnie Steinbock, Laura A. Schieve, Richard J. Paulson, G. Pennings, Thomas H. Murray, Lori B. Andrews, J. M. Phillips.
This is a terrific book that identifies the multiple, devastating repercussions of reproductive trauma by examining the disruptions to one's own personalized reproductive story. Grounded in developmental theory and richly illustrated with clinical examples, it is a welcome, much-needed guide for all therapists working with this overlooked population. Beyond its stated purpose of teaching mental health professionals, its accessibility, sensitivity, and comprehensive scope make it a volume that will be useful to obstetric health providers, medical social workers, and bereavement specialists as well as the couples who experience these losses.ùIrving G. Leon, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor; author of When a Baby Dies: Psychotherapy for Pregnancy and Newborn LossJaffe and Diamond have done it again! Their concept of the "reproductive story" simultaneously validates a patient's experience and provides guidelines for processing reproductive events. It is an extremely valuable technique for therapists confronting increasingly complex medical technology and the psychological fallout. A much-needed contribution!ùLeslie Westlund Tam, MD, Reproductive Psychiatrist, San Diego, CAA comprehensive guide for the clinical practitioner. The authors draw from a wealth of empirical research as well as numerous case studies to provide a deep understanding of the experience of infertility and how to help guide patients through the process.ùMary P. Riddle, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, World CampusSince the birth of the first in vitro fertilization baby 30 years ago, assisted reproductive technology continues to advance exponentially. But despite this progress in medical technology, our psychological understanding of the related emotional, ethical, and moral dilemmas has yet to be advanced.Written by specialists in the field of reproductive counseling, this volume aims to help clinicians understand and treat the unique needs of clients who have experienced adverse reproductive events, including infertility, miscarriage, perinatal or newborn loss, and premature or other complicated births. Therapists will learn the importance of their clients' reproductive story, how to help them identify and grieve losses, and how to guide them in making complicated decisions about family building. Illustrated with numerous clinical examples, this volume will help mental health professionals gain both insight and clinical skill in working with this complex and growing clinical population.
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Finally, a concise and practical guide to reproductive endocrinology and infertility for the non-specialist! Written and designed especially for use by the ob/gyn clinician in general practice, Essential Reproductive Medicine addresses the full range of reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) issues, from the fundamentals of reproductive medicine through disorders of the endocrine system, infertility, contraception, and menopause. Featuring the insights of the world’s leading authorities, Essentials is clinically focused and logically organized, to reflect how the clinician should approach the REI patient. STATE-OF-THE-ART COVERAGE INCLUDES: *Diagnostic evaluation and treatment of the infertile couple, including male infertility *Disorders of the endocrine system, including sexual development, puberty, the adrenal and thyroid glands, polycystic ovarian disease and obesity *Endometriosis and tubal disease *Clinical trials for reproductive medicine *Assisted reproductive technologies *Recurrent pregnancy loss *Hormonal and non-hormonal contraception *Perimenopause/Transition *The benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy *Alternative treatments for aging women including phytoestrogens and herbals *And much more FEATURES: *Easy-to-use format enhances readability, and speeds access to specific information, maximizing comprehension of even the most difficult topics *Highly focused chapters guide you systematically through evaluation, diagnosis, and management *Handy tables highlight differential diagnoses, clinical features, and appropriate lab evaluation *“Key Points" summarizes each chapter’s critical information *Targeted, high-yield reference lists assist further research or study Designed for optimal clinical utility, Essential Reproductive Medicine provides authoritative guidance to REI, and serves as a concise yet comprehensive, and highly affordable alternative to existing tomes in the literature.
Population growth and global health disparities for many reproductive and perinatal outcomes are but a few of the pressing issues facing public health today. Despite growing interest in the field, formal training in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology remains limited, with few available textbooks aimed at providing an overview of the field. In response to this need, faculty from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) and CIHR's Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) developed an intensive, competitive, Summer Institute in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology. The curriculum of this Summer Institute has been developed into a textbook to provide students and researchers with a working knowledge of the substantive and methodologic issues underlying reproductive and perinatal epidemiology. Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology offers a core curriculum that addresses the epidemiology of major reproductive and perinatal outcomes. From human fecundity to birth and neonatal outcomes, the subject is approached from as international a perspective as possible, and the unique methodologic issues underlying each outcome are discussed. Developed by leading researchers in collaboration with their students in response to their needs and concerns, this is the definitive textbook on the subject.
The complete tool you need to an all-inclusive Reproductive medicine Self-Assessment. Featuring more than 700 new and updated case-based criteria, organized into seven core steps of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Reproductive medicine improvements can be made. In using the criteria you will be better able to: Diagnose Reproductive medicine projects, initiatives, stakeholders, groups and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals Integrate recent advances in Reproductive medicine and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines With the Reproductive medicine Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Reproductive medicine areas need attention. Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a challenge or meet an objective is the most valuable role… In EVERY group, company, organization and department. Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?' This Self-Assessment empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Reproductive medicine investments work better. This Reproductive medicine All-Inclusive Self-Assessment enables You to be that person.
Combining attention to lived experience with the critical tools of ethics, Karey Harwood explores why many women who use high-tech assisted reproduction methods tend to use them repeatedly, even when the results are unsuccessful. With a compassionate look at the individual decision making behind the desire to become pregnant and the use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), Harwood extends the public conversation beyond debates about individual choice by considering the experiences of families and by addressing the broader ethical problems presented by these technologies. Incorporating the personal narratives of women who are members of RESOLVE, the nation's leading organization for people who are infertile, Harwood demonstrates that repeated unsuccessful attempts to use ART may ironically help women come to terms with their infertility. Yet ART is problematic for a number of reasons, including the financial, physical, and emotional costs for women and their families as well as the effects of these technologies on the health and well-being of the children conceived. Issues such as consumerism, workplace norms that encourage delayed childbearing, and narrow definitions of family all come into play. By considering both emotional and ethical dimensions, Harwood offers a humanistic account of infertility and its resolution in a twenty-first-century American context.
This timely resource offers extensive discussions on the pharmacological, environmental,endocrinological, and natural factors that alter reproductive or developmental processes-elucidating the effects of toxicants on mechanisms of reproduction. Describing biological actions common to both genders as well as gender-specific processes, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicologyprovides an overview of the basic biology and physiology of organ systems affected by toxicants furnishes detailed examples of developmental toxicology analyzes germ cell toxicity and infertility covers the developmental effects of neurotoxicity considers periods of exposure and long-term toxicological consequences explains how gonadal processes may be susceptible to toxicants in other reproductive organ systems and more!With over 3700 bibliographic citations and more than 100 photographs, drawings, and tables, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology is a useful reference for toxicologists; reproductive, developmental, cell, and molecular biologists; endocrinologists; biochemists; obstetricians/gynecologists; pediatricians; pharmacists and pharmacologists; physiologists; geneticists; poison control specialists; and upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and medical school students in these disciplines.
The investigation and management of infertility has progressed radically since the advent of in vitro fertilization. It has ceased to be the province of the gynecologist alone, and often requires the co-operation of gynecologists, andrologists, endocrinologists, embryologists, geneticists, general scientists, psychologists, radiologists, nurses, ultrasonographers, social workers, medical administrators, and lawyers. Many of these do not have a medical background and fewer still have knowledge of the gynecological terms which are still in predominant use. Furthermore, scientific advances have led to the introduction of techniques and terms unfamiliar to the non-scientist, including the gynecologist. This dictionary of reproductive medicine, the first of its kind, has been conceived to address the concerns of all of these groups.