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Beyond Second Opinions Making Choices about Fertility Treatment

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ISBN-10: 0520208544

ISBN-13: 9780520208544

Edition: 1998

Authors: Judith Steinberg Turiel

List price: $19.95
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Beyond Second Opinions is both an exposeacute; of the risks, errors, and distortions surrounding fertility medicine and an authoritative guide for people seeking treatment. Accessible, comprehensive, and extremely well-informed, this book takes the reader beyond hype to the hard data on diagnoses and treatments. Judith Steinberg Turiel, a consumer health activist and herself a veteran of fertility treatments, uses the most up-to-date medical literature to shed new light on difficult decisions patients face today and on reproductive questions society must begin to address now. Those who are seeking a more balanced perspective to help them make better, more informed decisions will find a…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/29/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 419
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Facing Infertility: Into the Medical Realm
A Couple Decides: What Informed Patients Do and Do Not Learn
Assisted Reproductive Technology: A Modern Fact of Life
Experiments in Fertility: Mixed Results, Mixed Messages
Fertility Medicine's Older Woman
Of Mice and Men and, Especially, Women: Learning from Research Past, Present, and Future
How Is Consent Informed?
Protecting Patients: Work Enough for All
Finding What You Need
App. 1. Useful References and Resources
Finding and Using the Medical Literature
Elements of Informed Consent
Minimizing Fertility Problems
Doctors and Diagnoses
Glossary
Notes
Works Cited
Index