Conceiving

Overview

In recent years, infertility has become a medical phenomenon that affects more and more adults of reproductive age. In western countries, between 10 and 15 percent of couples are infertile. These couples are victims of a silent human tragedy that can cause major suffering and significantly erode quality of life. This work presents a guide to reproductive difficulties and the medical approaches that can help prevent and treat infertility.




Inside, you will find:

  • The kinds and causes of infertility that affect men and women
  • A thorough look at key treatments, including in-vitro fertilization
  • Prenatal screening and other critical post-conception procedures
  • Health advice for conception and pregnancy

About the Authors

Dr. Pierre Miron

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014

Dr. Pierre Miron

Dr. Pierre Miron is an obstetrician and gynecologist and the force behind several medically assisted reproductive programs in Québec. He has contributed to the medical recognition of infertility as a disorder. He lives in Montreal.

Denis Gingras

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014
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Denis Gingras

Denis Gingras has worked for years on the borderline between science and literature. For fifteen years he was a researcher specializing in oncology at Montreal’s Sainte-Justine Hospital. His book Foods that Fight Cancer has been translated into twenty-five languages.

Barbara Sandilands

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Barbara Sandilands

Barbara Sandilands is a translator, editor, and writing instructor. She is a graduate of Laval University in Quebec City and holds graduate degrees in Canadian Studies and Translation. Barbara was a foreign service officer for thirteen years, with postings in Brussels, Lisbon, and London. She has translated fifteen books from French to English, in subjects ranging from history, art, and politics to architecture, biography, and medicine.