Comprehensive and accessible, Conceivable is the ultimate IVF companion, providing essential guidance for anyone going through the process--or supporting someone who is.
By 2020, the IVF industry is predicted to be worth $21bn. And by the year 2100, it's forecast that 3% of the world's population will exist because of in-vitro fertilization – either as IVF babies themselves, or their descendants. Science journalist Jheni Osman explains the treatments, facts and research that underpin the industry, while exploring the first-hand experiences of couples trying to conceive, and her own personal IVF story. The book will reveal the science behind how IVF and other treatments like ICSI work, the diverse reasons why people struggle to conceive, and what can be done to improve the chances of conception via IVF. It will also discuss how to handle the emotional rollercoaster, the real costs involved in undergoing treatment, and the extras and scams to look out for--what's worth investing in, and what's not. Featuring interviews with industry professionals from consultants to counselors, and cutting through the jargon and information overload, here is everything you need to know about the ever-growing and evolving world of IVF.
Jheni Osman is a science journalist for publications including New Scientist. She is the former editor of BBC Focus, and the author of The World's Great Wonders (Lonely Planet, 2014) and 100 Ideas that Changed the World (BBC Books, 2011). She has two daughters, born via IVF.
Dr Valentine Akande MBBS PhD MRCOG is an internationally recognised Consultant Gynaecologist, Fertility Specialist and Reproductive Surgeon. He has worked as a doctor in the NHS since 1991. in 2004 he was appointed Consultant Gynaecologist at Southmead Hospital in Bristol. He is the Lead Consultant for NHS Fertility services at Southmead Hospital. He leads the premier Private Fertility Clinic in Bristol, the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine - BCRM, and has been treating couples with Fertility and Reproductive problems since 1995 and has personally helped several hundred fulfil their dream of having a baby. In 2013 he was named as one of the UK's top 10 Fertility consultants in the Tatler Doctors Guide.