Assisted reproductive technology surveillance / edited by Dmitry M. Kissin, G. David Adamson, Georgina Chambers, Christian De Geyter.

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"Abstract Infertility is generally defined as the inability to establish a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse. Estimates of the prevalence of infertility are variable due to differing methodological approaches. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) methods were first developed in animals; however, their potential for overcoming infertility in humans was quickly recognized. The first infant conceived using assisted reproductive technology (ART) was born in 1978 in the United Kingdom. ART techniques have improved over time and use of ART has increased substantially, although use of ART varies across regions, countries, and jurisdictions. Availability of ART services may be affected by legal restrictions and guidelines. Insurance coverage for ART differs across countries; lack of reimbursement for fertility treatment costs is often barrier to accessing to ART"--Provided by publisher.


Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.

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x, 243 pages ; 26 cm


Foreword . List of Contributors. Section1. Introducttion to ART Surveillance --Infertility and ART -- Importance and History of ART Surveillnace. Section 2. General Principles of ART Surveillance -- ART Surveillance: Who, What, When and How? -- Future directions for ART Surveillance and Monitoring Novel Technology. Section 3. Using ART Surveilllance Data in clinical research -- Monitoring ART Safety and Biovigilance -- Quality Assurance of ART practice: Using data to improve clinical care -- Monitoring long - term outcomes of ART: Linking ART Surveillance Data with others datasets -- Use of ART Surveillance by people experiencing infertility. Section 4 .Global variations in ART Surveillance -- Global ART Surveillance: The international Committee monitoring assisted reproductive technologies (ICMART) -- Global variations in ART policy: Data from the international federation of fertility societies (IFFS) -- ART Suveillance in Africa -- ART Surveillance in Asia -- ART Survellance in Australia and New Zeland -- ART Surveillance in Europe -- ART Surveillance in the Middle East: Governance, culture and religion -- ART Surveillance in North America -- ART Surveillance in Latin America. Section 5. Surveillance of non - ART fertility treatments. The importance of non- ART fertility tretaments in public health -- Non - ART Surveillance. Appendix A. ART Surveillance system variables and definitions. Appendix B. International glossary on infertility and fertility care. Index.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


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