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Male and Female Infertility: Genetic Causes, Hormonal Treatments and Health Effects (Human Reproductive System - Anatomy, Roles and Disorders)

Male and Female Infertility: Genetic Causes, Hormonal Treatments and Health Effects (Human Reproductive System - Anatomy, Roles and Disorders)

Infertility is a major increasing concern. As the male factor contributes to about half of the infertility cases, sperm analysis is extremely important for diagnosis and investigation of infertility. In this book, the cytometric techniques used to evaluate sperm DNA/chromatin integrity together with some other functional properties of the male gamete are described and advantages and limitations...

Heritage Support for Our Internationally-Adoptive Child

Heritage Support for Our Internationally-Adoptive Child

This collection of seven direct and practical articles (with an introduction and a book/video list) details the China-adoptive child's need for heritage support, briefly defined as information (age-appropriately given) about her history and, in sum, a positive account of the country of her origin, and discusses common misconceptions surrounding the subject. The distinction between heritage...

Adoption Update

Adoption Update

The need to provide children with caring family environment and proper nurturing is generally recognised as integral to society. Sadly, many children lack such benefits; the reasons for this state can vary. The children may be orphaned, unwanted by their parents, taken from hostile home situations, or the victims of some other unfortunate circumstances. The process of adoption, however, gives...

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...

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