Test Tubes and Testosterone: A Man's Journey into Infertility and IVF

Test Tubes and Testosterone: A Man's Journey into Infertility and IVF

Paperback Male Infertility

By (author) Michael Saunders


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  • Publisher: Nell James Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 162 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 202mm x 2mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 6 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Chorley
  • ISBN 10: 0956702414
  • ISBN 13: 9780956702418
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 718,160

Product description

What do you need to make a baby? A willing partner? A good sense of timing? Some wine maybe? A nice meal and some amorous music? Not always. There are times when all the romance (and luck) just simply will not do. In those times, what you need is a specimen pot, a heap of drugs, so many ultra-sound scans that your wife or partner begins to glow in the dark and an unfeasibly large amount of tea. Providing a rare yet enlightening male perspective on the world of IVF, 'Test tubes and testosterone' is one man's experience of infertility and the IVF journey he embarked on with his wife in order to start a family. Told with humour, wit and insight, this book sheds light on issues that can be hard to discuss even with the closest of friends or relatives, making it a valuable book for anyone contemplating or going through IVF.

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Michael Saunders has gone through three IVF cycles with his wife. In this fascinating book he shares his experiences, advice and insights into the complex and emotional world of IVF and infertility, offering a rare male viewpoint on the subject.

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'An excellent guide to the processes of infertility treatment ... [delivering] a lot of often technical and complex information in a light-hearted and readable style. It's invaluable for any man anxious to understand exactly what's involved in the process both from a medical and practical, day-to-day perspective.' Infertility Network 'I would recommend this book ... A worthy contributor to the literature on infertility and asscociated treatment.' Journal of Fertility Counselling The infertility rollercoaster from a male's perspective. This is a must read for any man and his partner [wanting] to understand the process of infertility treatment plus the extras not disclosed at the beginning. A deeply emotional and honest story written in a candid manor.' Pride Angel 'A great read for anyone new to IVF [and] every man wanting to support their wife. Educational and humorous, Michael does a great job of explaining the details of IVF, FET, and everything related. I would highly recommend that all wives get this book for their hubby (and themselves)!' http://ivfsuccessstories.info/ 'A honest and moving story that I would recommend to any couples about to embark on fertility treatment and any family/friends that want to understand more.' An IVF couple - http://moononstick.blogspot.com/

Table of contents

Introduction: manliness and infertility 1. Why choose IVF? 2. The tests 3. Before you start treatment 4. The treatment 5. Embryo transfer 6. The two week wait 7. Frozen embryo transfer (FET) 8. Full cycle with egg share 9. The negative side of IVF 10. Final thoughts Top ten tips Glossary of medical terms and internet abbreviations Resources Index