This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.
Chapter 27: Infertility
The phenomenon of infertility has been a topic of great interest to clinicians, researchers, and the lay public for more than two decades, since the birth of the first baby born as a result of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in 1978. With advances in the diagnostic and treatment approaches to infertility and, in particular, with the burgeoning of assisted reproductive technology (ART), the scientific community and the consumers of infertility care have significantly increased their attention toward infertility. This surge of interest is reflected in both the scientific and the lay literature. This chapter focuses on the ...