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Information on fertility, in vitro fertilization and freezing embryos

Tuesday, July 6, 2010; HE04

Here are some sources of information that I found useful on fertility, in vitro fertilization and freezing embryos.

Fertility clinics

-- New Hope Fertility Clinic, http://www.newhopefertility.com

-- Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine, http://www.haveababy.com

-- Pacific Fertility Center, http://www.pacificfertilitycenter.com

-- Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago, http://www.advancedfertility.com

-- Genetics & IVF Institute, http://www.givf.com

-- Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, http://www.SART.org

-- Infertility Center of St. Louis, http://www.infertile.com

Books

"Everything Conceivable," by Liza Mundy, 2007.

"100 Questions & Answers About Infertility," by John D. Gordon and Michael DiMattina, 2007.

Studies and reports

-- Risks for IVF babies: Cincinnati Institute for Reproductive Health, http://www.cincinnatifertility.com/infertility-treatment/in-vitro-fertilization/safety-of-ivf and "Children Conceived Through Assisted Reproduction Show Few Medical Differences, Researchers Say," http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/printerfriendlynews.php?newsid=180200

-- Cumulative live-birth rates after in vitro fertilization: http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/360/3/236

-- The relationship between age and IVF treatments: "Age-specific success rate for women . . ." http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/den135v1, and "Age of the uterus . . ." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9159450

-- History of vitrification: http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1274/jmor.22.28?cookieSet=1&journalCode=jmor

-- Blastocyst vitrification: http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/15/8/1802

-- Freezing embryos: "Children born after cryopreservation of embryos or oocytes . . ." Human Reproduction, 2009; DOI: 10 1093/humrep/dep125

-- Gillian E. St. Lawrence

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