Conceiving - Dundurn


Preventing and Treating Infertility

Published April 2015


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


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.

Mathieu Provençal

Mathieu Provençal is a clinical biochemist and the head of endocrinology, oncology, and andrology diagnosis laboratories of Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital. He lives in Montreal.

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

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. She lives in Ottawa.

Book Details

April 2015
7x10 in
180 pp
April 2015
176 pp
April 2015
176 pp