© 1997

Manual on Assisted Reproduction

  • Thomas Rabe
  • Klaus Diedrich
  • Benno Runnebaum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Reproductive Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. J. Aitken
      Pages 3-11
    3. E. Y. Adashi
      Pages 12-21
    4. K. Grunwald, T. Rabe, B. Runnebaum
      Pages 22-77
  3. Techniques in Assisted Reproduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. B. Lunenfeld, E. Lunenfeld, V. Insler
      Pages 81-126
    3. R. Felberbaum, T. Rabe, K. Diedrich
      Pages 127-153
    4. V. Insler, E. Lunenfeld, B. Lunenfeld
      Pages 154-169
    5. H. W. Jones Jr., G. S. Jones
      Pages 170-177
    6. G. Prietl, H. van der Ven, D. Krebs
      Pages 178-209
    7. J. Van der Elst, G. Verheyen, A. Van Steirteghem
      Pages 223-251
    8. T. Rabe, K. Diedrich, I. Eberhardt, W. Küpker
      Pages 252-311
    9. A. Van Steirteghem, P. Devroey, I. Liebaers
      Pages 312-322
    10. J. P. Toner, B. M. Faber
      Pages 323-336
    11. I. Liebaers, W. Lissens, K. Sermon, E. Van Assche, C. Staessen, H. Joris et al.
      Pages 363-373
    12. M. Nisolle, J. Donnez
      Pages 374-386

About this book


Our knowledge of reproductive medicine has expanded rapidly since the birth of Louise Brown, the first baby to be conceived by in vitro fertilization, which was performed by Professors Steptoe and Ed­ wards in Bourn Hall, England, in 1978. Hardly a year goes by without the development of a new or the modification of an existing method of assisted reproduction. Within a relatively short period, in vitro fertilization has been introduced into the treatment of female infertility. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection has also created new opportunities for the treatment of male infertility. This manual takes stock of the techniques of assisted reproduc­ tion that are available today. Competent authors from various centers present, in a concise way, their tried-and-tested procedures, so that the latter can be readily implemented. Due to different legal regulations, the scope of assisted re­ production is much more limited in Germany than in many other countries. For example, whereas only three embryos may be con­ ceived and transferred in Germany, such restrictions do not exist in several other European countries and the United States. Further­ more, heterologous fertilization, oocyte donation, and surrogate motherhood are banned in Germany. We are glad to have been able to recruit many international ex­ perts to present the various fields of assisted reproduction from their perspective. We hope this book will help to establish the different therapies and achieve a wide distribution.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Rabe
    • 1
  • Klaus Diedrich
    • 2
  • Benno Runnebaum
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Gynecology and Reproductive MedicineUniversity Women’s HospitalHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyMedical University LübeckLübeckGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Manual on Assisted Reproduction
  • Editors Thomas Rabe
    Klaus Diedrich
    Benno Runnebaum
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-61134-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-00765-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-00763-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 459
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Obstetrics/Perinatology/Midwifery
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