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Infertility: East Meets West

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Updates

August, 2013: BPA may be linked to infertility in women

July, 2013: Reproductive Outcome May Be Compromised in IVF by Female Obesity

May, 2013: Women Using Assisted Reproduction at Greater Risk of Psychological Trauma After Miscarriage

May, 2013: Frontiers of Fertility: Better IVF. Cutting-edge ways to size up embryos. For couples struggling to conceive, the options are expanding—and the outlook is improving.

2010: APA book Ethical Dilemmas in Fertility Counseling, which addresses the many quandaries encountered by mental health professionals who practice in the field of reproductive medicine. This book sets the standard for psychologists who work with donors and recipients of gametes and embryos, gestational surrogates, intended parents, and children conceived through assisted reproduction.

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Use of Acupuncture in Fertility Treatment

Can Acupuncture Boost my Fertility?

Australian women's use of complementary and alternative medicines to enhance fertility: exploring the experiences of women and practitioners

Building resilience: A preliminary exploration of women's perceptions of the use of acupuncture as an adjunct to In Vitro Fertilisation

Acupuncture as a therapeutic treatment option for threatened miscarriage

Use of Chinese Herbal Medicine in Fertility Treatment

Chinese herbal medicine is twice as effective for infertility as conventional Western drug therapy

Treating Infertility with Chinese Herbs

Supplementation and Fertility

DHEA supplementation positively affects spontaneous pregnancies in women with diminished ovarian function

Nutrient supplementation: improving male fertility fourfold.

Vitamin D - roles in women’s reproductive health?

Meditation and Fertility

Meditation for Fertility

Chakra Fertility Meditation-Doula, Pregnancy, Natural Fertility

Yoga and Meditation for Fertility: Keynote Presentation by Tara Stiles

Yoga and Fertility

Fertility yoga: Why some women are using yoga to treat infertility

Allergies and Fertility

10 Ways to Address Your Root Causes of Infertility – Naturally

Centers for Fertility Enhancement

Reproductive Wellness, Inc.:
Mission Valley Clinic: 2820 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 104, San Diego, CA. 92108, Phone: 858-381-2281
North County Clinic: 6370 Lusk Blvd., Suite F103, San Diego, CA. 92121, Phone: 858-381-2281 email

Portland Natural Fertility:
1340 SW Bertha Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97219, (503) 244-0500

The Fertile Soul Institute:
26 Glen Cove, Arden, NC 28704, 1-866-4MYFERTILITY or 1-866-469-3378 email

 

Critique of Current Views of Infertility

Study Confirms: IVF Does Drive People Crazy By Marty Klein, Ph.D.

Fertility Drugs, Not IVF, Are Top Cause of Multiple Births

 

Additional References

Boivin, J., Bunting, L., Collins, J.A., and Nygren, K.G. (2007). International estimates of infertility prevalence and treatment-seeking: potential need and demand for infertility medical care. Human Reproduction, Volume 22(6): 1506–1512. https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dem046

Danis, P.G., Kurz, S.A., Covert, L.M. (2017). Medical Students’ Knowledge of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods of Family Planning. Frontiers in Medicine, June. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2017.00065 Retrieved from https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmed.2017.00065/full

George, K., & Kamath, M. S. (2010). Fertility and age. Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences, 3(3), 121–123. http://doi.org/10.4103/0974-1208.74152

Greil, A. L., Slauson-Blevins, K., & McQuillan, J. (2010). The experience of infertility: A review of recent literature. Sociology of Health & Illness, 32(1), 140–162. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9566.2009.01213.x

Hanna, E. and Gough, B. (2015). Experiencing Male Infertility: A Review of the Qualitative Research Literature. SAGE Open, Volume 5(4): 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244015610319 Retrieved from http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2158244015610319

Jensen , M.B., Priskorn, L., Jensen, T.K., Juul, A. and Skakkebaek, N.E. (2015). Temporal Trends in Fertility Rates: A Nationwide Registry Based Study from 1901 to 2014. PLOS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0143722 Retrieved from http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0143722&type=printable

Jin J. (2015). Treatments for Infertility. JAMA, 313(3):320–321. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.7051

Sharma, R., Biedenharn, K. R., Fedor, J. M., & Agarwal, A. (2013). Lifestyle factors and reproductive health: taking control of your fertility. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E, 11, 66. http://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7827-11-66

Smith, J. F., Eisenberg, M. L., Millstein, S. G., Nachtigall, R. D., Shindel, A. W., Wing, H., … the Infertility Outcomes Program Project Group. (2010). The Use of Complementary and Alternative Fertility Treatment in Couples Seeking Fertility Care: Data from a Prospective Cohort in the United States. Fertility and Sterility, 93(7), 2169–2174. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.02.054

Tomao, F., Lo Russo, G., Spinelli, G.P., Stati, V., Prete, A. A., Prinzi, N., Sinjari, M., Vici, P., Papa, A., Chiotti, M.S., Panici, P.B. and Tomao, S. (2014). Fertility drugs, reproductive strategies and ovarian cancer risk. Journal of Ovarian Research, 7:51. https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-2215-7-51

Wang, J., & Sauer, M. V. (2006). In vitro fertilization (IVF): a review of 3 decades of clinical innovation and technological advancement. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, 2(4), 355–364.

Wu, A. K., Elliott, P., Katz, P. P., & Smith, J. F. (2013). Time Costs of Fertility Care: The Hidden Hardship of Building a Family. Fertility and Sterility, 99(7), 2025–2030. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.01.145

Zhang, Y., Fu, Y., Han, F., Kuang, H., Hu, M. and Wu, X. (2014). The Effect of Complementary and Alternative Medicine on Subfertile Women with In Vitro Fertilization. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2014: 1-23. doi:10.1155/2014/419425


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