Fertility Counseling

Fertility Counseling : Clinical Guide and Case Studies

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Using real-world cases, this clinical guide details the psychosocial challenges faced by patients navigating the world of medically assisted reproduction (MAR). It describes in depth the latest perspectives on counseling approaches to the evolving complexities of family creation, whether fertility issues are a presenting problem or occur during the course of therapy or the aftermath of a struggle with infertility. Applying an evidence-based, cross-border approach, international experts not only discuss advanced perspectives on topics such as third party reproduction, pregnancy loss and adoption, but also newer issues of fertility preservation, 'older' patient parenthood, LGBT and singles' family creation. A comprehensive resource, it explores pioneering insights into fertility counseling such as spirituality, developing disclosure language, a counselor's personal fertility issues, and more. This is an essential aid for medical and mental health professionals to develop and refine the skills needed to treat the increasingly diverse and complex needs of MAR patients.show more

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  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 190.5 x 246.38 x 17.78mm | 748.42g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 13 b/w illus. 46 tables
  • 1107643112
  • 9781107643116
  • 880,056

Table of contents

List of contributors; Dedication; Acknowledgement; Foreword Alan Decherney and Dorothy Greenfeld; Part I. Introduction: 1. Collaborative reproductive health care model Sharon N. Covington and David Adamson; 2. Reproductive psychology and fertility counseling Susan C. Klock; Part II. Therapeutic Approaches: 3. Fertility counseling for individuals Linda D. Applegarth; 4. Fertility counseling for couples Brennan D. Peterson; 5. Spirituality in fertility counseling Eileen A. Dombo and Megan Flood; 6. Reproductive psychiatry and fertility counseling Katherine Williams; Part III. Third-Party Reproduction: Assessment and Preparation; 7. Counseling recipients of anonymous donor gametes Patricia L. Sachs and Carol B. Toll; 8. Counseling anonymous gamete donors Laura Josephs and Uschi Van den Broeck; 9. Counseling surrogate carrier participants Tara H. Simpson and Hilary Hanafin; 10. Counseling known participants in third-party reproduction Erica J. Mindes and Laura S. Covington; Part IV. The Expanding Image of Families: 11. Last chance or too late? Counseling prospective older parents Julianne E. Zweifel; 12. Counseling single women and single men choosing parenthood Lauri A. Pasch and Sarah R. Holley; 13. Counseling gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender patients Sarah R. Holley and Lauri A. Pasch; 14. Adoption Anne F. Malave; Part V. Special Topics in Fertility Counseling: 15. Fertility preservation counseling Allison Rosen; 16. Pregnancy and loss counseling Irving G. Leon; 17. The view from the fertility counselor's chair Janet Jaffe; 18. Disclosure: helping families talk about assisted reproduction Jean M. Benward; Part VI. Practice Issues: 19. An evidence-based approach to counseling for fertility treatment compliance Sofia Gameiro and Jacky Boivin; 20. Ethical aspects of fertility counseling Joann Paley Galst and Judith E. Horowitz; 21. Legal issues for fertility counselors Margaret Swain and William Petok; 22. Cross-border reproductive services and fertility counseling Petra Thorn and Eric Blyth; Appendix: WHO/ICMART glossary; Index.show more

About Sharon N. Covington

Sharon N. Covington is Director of Psychological Support Services, Shady Grove Fertility Reproductive Science Center, Rockville, Maryland; Associate Investigator, Intramural Research Program on Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology, National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD; and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA.show more

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