Cambridge | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1108427855 | 264 Pages | PDF | 25.85 MB
by Gabor Kovacs (Editor), Peter Brinsden (Editor), Alan DeCherney (Editor)
The birth of Louise Joy Brown – the world’s first baby born following in-vitro fertilization – heralded a medical revolution. Forty years later, many thousands of babies are born each year following IVF. Assisted reproduction is a global industry with a multi-billion dollar turnover. It is a complex mix of science, clinical management, bioethics, and commercial imperatives. Many of the pioneers of IVF are still with us and have a fascinating tale to tell. Here, they relate the story of the development of IVF and related technologies in a way that will prove invaluable to future generations of practitioners seeking to understand the genesis of the specialty. This is not an academic history: rather it takes an informal and anecdotal approach; informing and entertaining for generations of past, present and future medical and scientific specialists of IVF, alongside the millions of parents, who celebrated the successes of IVF treatment worldwide.
About the Author
Gabor Kovacs, A.M., is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University, Australia. He was a foundation member of the Monash IVF team and International Medical Director of Monash IVF until his retirement in 2015. He is an Honorary Member of International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) and Life Member of The Fertility Society of Australia as well as Family Planning Australia.