Pre-conception Risk Assessment: Medical Problems

  • Priya BhideEmail author
  • Amarnath Bhide


This chapter aims to summarise the general principles of pre conception risk assessment for medical disorders in women presenting for fertility treatment in terms of benefits, scope, purpose and logistics. It discusses the specific risks as a consequence of the medical disorder to the pregnancy and effects of the pregnancy on the medical disorder. It also discusses the modifications that may be needed to the ART procedure in common medical disorders. Finally it explores evidence for effectiveness of pre conception risk assessment in terms of measurable effects.


ART Pre conception Risk assessment Medical disorders 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Homerton University HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Queen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Homerton Fertility CentreLondonUK
  4. 4.Department of Obstetrics and Fetal MedicineSt George’s University Hospital Foundation TrustLondonUK

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